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Temperatures to soar over Bank Holiday weekend

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THE weather over the last few days has been nothing short of horrific, but don’t put away the summer wardrobe just yet. Here at The Clare Echo we are nothing if not thorough, so we can confirm from two independent sources that there will DEFINITELY be socks and sandals weather this Bank Holiday Weekend*. Accuweather…

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Drought to remain as heatwave forecast to end

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Drought conditions are predicted to remain in Co Clare for the remainder of the month as the heatwave comes to an end. Temperatures have dropped this week in the county. At the end of June, Shannon Airport recorded the highest temperature in forty two years, when it hit 32C. Heat levels have reduced since and…

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Shannon Airport announce flight cancellations

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SHANNON Airport have announced a number of flight cancellations due to the storm. A spokeswoman for Shannon Airport said: “As we are experiencing a significant number of flight cancellations at Shannon Airport we strongly advise passengers intending to fly from, or travel to, Shannon Airport today to contact their relevant airline or check their website…

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Snow expected: Mayor asks Clare people to assist elderly

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THE Mayor of Clare is calling on neighbours, family and friends of older people to ensure that the elderly, particularly those living alone, are kept warm and have sufficient food during the period of cold weather. Councillor Tom McNamara said, “Fuel poverty affects many households, and older people in particular are sometimes reluctant to use…

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Clare motorists warned to be aware of ‘sun glare’ danger

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IT SEEMS we may FINALLY be due a break from the horrendous weather we have been experiencing (surviving) for the last few weeks, but that brings its own issues. The Road Safety Authority is warning Clare motorists to be aware of the potential danger of ‘sun glare’ while driving over the next few days. The…

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Icy conditions cause multiple collisions on Clare roads

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THE roads are pretty dodgy out there this morning, with reports of several cars veering off the road into ditches and a number of minor collisions. Gardai are warning of treacherous driving conditions between Ennis and Kilrush, particularly around Lissycasey and Ballyea. Snow and hail showers have led to black ice and slippery road conditions…

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Collision on m18 due to dangerous weather conditions

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THE apocalyptic rain conditions have led to a collision on the Galway to Limerick motorway this morning. The AA have reported a crash on the M18 between Bunratty and Corbally, with long delays as a result. “Both lanes of the N18 Limerick/Galway Rd are now open northbound between J5 Cratloe and J6 Bunratty following a…

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Met Eireann issues yet another weather warning

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WE KNOW you are sick of hearing about the weather, but newsflash, we live in Ireland and it’s important to stay safe in potentially hazardous conditions.   Met Eireann have issued a status yellow weather advisory for the entire country from Friday evening to Saturday night.   According to the Met Eireann boffins: “An Atlantic…

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Two collisions on Clare roads as the Heavens open this morning

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BE CAREFUL on the roads out there this morning as we have already had two reports of collisions on the M18 Galway/Limerick road. Emergency services attended the scene on the northbound lane before junction 15 Crusheen where a vehicle struck a barrier. According to AA Roadwatch, the crash has now been cleared. Motorists also reported…

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