At least 33,000 households and businesses have been without power since storm Barra hit the coast of Ireland on Tuesday morning, Irish broadcaster RTE reported.
Ferries have also been cancelled due to bad weather conditions, trains have been cancelled, and flights have been cancelled.
Power cables have been cut in Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Limerick, among others. Air traffic has also been disrupted. Sky News reports that flights from Cork have been cancelled to Amsterdam, Birmingham, London and Lanzarote, among others.
Several ferry services have also been shut down, such as the Stena Line service from Rosslare in Ireland to France. In addition, no trains run between Stranraer and Girvan in Scotland due to “extreme weather”, and fewer trains run between Dundee and Aberdeen from 3 pm.
According to Weer.nl, Barra is a stronger storm than Arwen, which hit the United Kingdom more than a week ago and caused much damage. Wind gusts can reach speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour.