Reports of flash flooding following Storm Ewan

The storm brought winds of 100kph when it made landfall earlier today

Reports of flash flooding following Storm Ewan

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Flash flooding has been reported in the west of the country following Storm Ewan earlier today.

The storm brought winds of 100 kph when it made landfall today.

Met Éireann says the South and Southeast were worst affected - but it didn't reach the strength of storm Doris.

Several areas in the midlands also felt the brunt of Ewan with flash flooding reported in parts.

Gerry Murphy is a meteorologist at Met Éireann:

“A band of very heavy rainfall went across the country this morning with some very heavy pulses of rain,” he said.

“The rain moved through quite quickly so although the rain was very intense in places it didn’t last for a significantly long period of time.”

Mr Murphy said some of the strongest wind were recorded at Roche's Point in County Cork and at Dublin Airport.

“The strongest of the winds have cleared at this stage but nonetheless we will see fairly strong gusty west or south west winds continuing this afternoon and this evening,” he said.