Storm Brendan lashes Ireland with 130kmph winds

Storm Brendan is battering the UK and Ireland with winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour and torrential rain.

The Irish meteorological service, Met Éireann, issued a red warning on 13 January of violent gales and floods as the storm combines with high spring tides .

Storm Brendan is battering the UK and Ireland with winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour and torrential rain.

The Irish meteorological service, Met Éireann, issued a red warning on 13 January of violent gales and floods as the storm combines with high spring tides.

“Storm Brendan will produce significant storm surges and the combination of these high spring tides, onshore storm force winds and storm surge will lead to a risk of flooding along all coasts,” said Eoin Sherlock, head of flood forecasting, at Met Éireann.