#StormAli - Emergency services were trying to access a caravan blown off a cliff near Clifden in Co Galway this morning (Wednesday 19 September) as Storm Ali sweeps across the country.
According to TheJournal.ie, a Swiss woman in her 50s staying in the caravan was found dead along the coastline below that rescuers initially having difficulty accessing.
A Status Orange wind warning is in place for all but Ireland’s south and south-eastern counties until this afternoon, with gusts in excess of 130 km/h possible in western and north-western coastal regions.
Met Éireann’s Status Orange marine weather warning advises that gales or strong gales will extend to all sea areas this morning, reaching storm force at times on Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Rossan Point to Belfast Lough and in the north Irish Sea — and up to violent storm force between Loop Head and Erris Head this morning, before and as winds veer westerly.
Updated at 6pm