Delays at Dublin airport as 110kmph winds force cancellations

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Passengers at Dublin Airport were today experiencing knock-on delays following a number of cancellations last night due to gusty winds.

The Irish Times reported that six flights were cancelled at the airport and travellers were being advised to check their flight details before making their way to the airport.

Met Eireann, the Irish Weather Forcecast organisation, issued a ‘status orange’ wind alert in Donegal as wind speeds reached from 90km to 120km per hour.

The Irish Examiner said that a lower ‘yellow warning’ was put in place for Munster, Connacht, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan, with gusts of up to 110km per hour.

The warnings which were issued yesterday evening, ended earlier this morning but motorist were urged to take extra care because of sporadic strong winds across the country.

Although there was a return to mild and dry conditions this morning, rain is expected to pass over the country, causing heavy showers in Connacht and Ulster in the afternoon.

There was also a weather warning of strong westerly winds reaching gale force later in the afternoon and evening.

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