Met Éireann had issued a Status Orange wind warning for Cork in advance, warning of southwest winds that were expected to reach mean speeds of 60km/h to 80km/h, with some severe gusts of up to 120km/h.
The bad weather also contributed to a number of crashes across the city, including a car crashing into a pole on the Old Youghal Rd, by St Joseph’s church.
There were also a number of power outages in the city and county, most notably, in Fairhill, Carrigaline, Whitegate, and Lissarda.
A tree blocking the R626 road from Rathcormac to Midleton, just outside Rathcormac.Picture: Ronan Bagnall. Thunder and lightning were reported in numerous parts of the county across the afternoon.
Debris at the junction of Tesco/Muskerry Estate in Ballincollig in Sunday. Picture credit: Cork Safety Alerts.
A family making their way down Barnavara Hill into Glanmire after a snow shower. Picture: Eddie O'Hare