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02nd Jan 2018

WATCH: Incredible Footage Shows 4ft ‘Foam Waves’ In Donegal As Storm Eleanor Approaches

Megan Cassidy

The power and beauty of nature…

Just as we wave goodbye to Storm Dylan, Storm Eleanor is already starting to make her presence known on the coast of Ireland. 

Incredible footage captured by Facebook user Andrea Whelan shows beautiful foam waves washing up on Bundoran beach in Co Donegal on New Year’s Day.

She told the 

“I work in the Great Northern Hotel and could see the foam on the beach from the hotel.

“So after work I went down to have a look and took the video because I’d never seen it like that before. It was baltic but looked so unreall!”

“Sometimes in very stormy weather you will see the foam but not like this, it was rolling in on the waves!”

“It was about 4ft deep up on the beach. The whole beach was covered.”

Meanwhile, this gorgeous photo of the foam waves was captured by Carver Photography and posted to Facebook: 

Met Eireann has updated its Status Orange weather warning to include a wind warning for Munster, Leinster and south Galway from this afternoon. 

It says that Storm Eleanor will move in off the Atlantic later this afternoon and will move very quickly across the country this evening with southwest to west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h. expected.  

There will be very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also and “damaging gusts”.

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