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Dublin Port reopens after being forced to close as gales slam Ireland ahead of Storm Diana

Dublin Port has reopened after being forced to close to shipping this morning as a result of widespread rain and gales hitting Ireland.

There are currently two weather warnings in place nationwide. A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan until 2pm today, with up to 30mm of rain expected to fall in some areas.

There is also a nationwide yellow wind warning in place until 3pm today with strong gusts along the coast.

Meanwhile, Dublin Port has reopened after being forced to close to shipping this morning as a result of widespread rain and gales hitting Ireland.

A spokesperson for Dublin Port confirmed to Independent.ie that the port had reopened shortly before midday, after being previously closed to shipping from 8.30am onwards.