Watch: Drivers dodge trampoline that was blown on to busy motorway

A trampoline has blown on to a busy motorway, forcing cars to swerve out of the way, as Storm Brendan battered parts of the UK and Ireland.

The trampoline was spotted on the M7 in Ireland, just before the exit to Limerick.

Local resident Michael Finnan, who filmed the trampoline, told the PA news agency: "We were on our way back home to Limerick and just as we were approaching the slip off to Limerick City... had to brake suddenly, along with others.

"A little debris from the fence it came over. It's amazing it landed upright. Very high winds at the time."

Mr Finnan said local law enforcement were informed.

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WEYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: Environment Agency flood alert warning sign on the A354 road as Storm Brendan heads in on January 13, 2020 in Weymouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
Storm Brendan batters UK and Ireland with 80mph gusts
Storm Brendan batters UK and Ireland with 80mph gusts
WEST BAY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: The sea at East Cliff in West Bay as Storm Brendan heads in on January 13, 2020 in West Bay, United Kingdom. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
WEST BAY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: The sea in West Bay as Storm Brendan heads in on January 13, 2020 in West Bay, United Kingdom. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
BARRY, WALES - JANUARY 13: Cloudy skies over Whitmore Bay on January 13, 2020 in Barry, United Kingdom. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind and rain as storm Brendan passes over the UK. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: Environment Agency and Dorset Council continue repair work from the previous storm at Chesil Beach as Storm Brendan heads in on January 13, 2020 in Portland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
A man walks a dog along the promenade near Blackpool as gusts of up to 80mph could hit parts of the UK as Storm Brendan sweeps in. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
A person walking along the promenade near Blackpool as gusts of up to 80mph could hit parts of the UK as Storm Brendan sweeps in. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: A dolphin is seen washed up on Chesil Beach on January 13, 2020 in Portland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
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Winds of up to 80mph were forecast ahead of the storm's arrival on Monday morning, with Irish weather service Met Eireann issuing a "danger to life" warning for the entire country.

Around 48,000 homes and businesses were without power on Monday afternoon, while power cuts happened across Northern Ireland, mostly in the north east.

A yellow wind warning issued by the Met Office — covering the west of the UK, the island of Ireland and the north-east coast of Scotland — was expected to stay in place until midnight.

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