Gardaí urge for caution on the roads as weather warnings issued for Storm Hannah 3 weeks ago

Gardaí urge for caution on the roads as weather warnings issued for Storm Hannah

Weather warnings are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for the public to be extra cautious as severe winds are forecast over the weekend.

At present, there are weather warnings in place for 20 counties.

Given the adverse conditions, the Gardaí have said that: "Cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians should be aware of the danger posed by high winds as they are particularly vulnerable. Drivers of high sided vehicles should take all necessary precautions and pay attention to the warnings.

"We ask people living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas, particularly those with children, to be extra cautious considering the gusty winds forecast. Please heed the Met Éireann warnings and be aware of local prevailing weather conditions. Updates will be provided on the Garda website and social media accounts".

AA Roadwatch have said: "If driving in stormy conditions, slow down, leave extra room to brake and watch out for wind blown debris" while the RSA have also released a short video to remind people of the dangers associated with driving in strong winds.

As always, be safe on the roads.