Status RED weather warning issued in Clare and Kerry as Storm Hannah arrives 1 month ago

Status RED weather warning issued in Clare and Kerry as Storm Hannah arrives

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A status red wind warning has been issued for Clare and Kerry by Met Éireann as Storm Hannah is set to bring gusts of up to 150km/h.

The warning for Clare states: "Northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h for a time this evening."

That severe warning is valid from 8pm on Friday until 11pm on Friday night.

As for Kerry, that particular red warning states that: "Northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h in places this evening between 6pm and 8pm."

As stated on the official Met Éireann website, a red warning is defined as follows:

"The issue of red level severe weather warnings should be a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions."

Elsewhere, a status orange wind warning is in place for Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Galway respectively.

As for the rest of the country, a status yellow wind warning has been issued for Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford.

Dublin and the northeast of the country are expected to escape the impact of the strongest winds.

Further information can be found here.