Met Éireann warns of “unseasonably windy weather” as weather advisory issued for entire country 4 months ago

Met Éireann warns of “unseasonably windy weather” as weather advisory issued for entire country

Met Éireann also warned of the potential for “wind-related impacts”, such as debris from trees and the movement of unsecured outdoor items.

Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for the Republic of Ireland ahead of the arrival of “unseasonably windy weather” in the coming days.

Issued at 1pm today (21 May), the advisory takes effect from 6pm this evening and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.

During that time and given the time of year, Met Éireann says, there is potential for “wind-related impacts”, with dangers posed by debris from trees and the movement of unsecured outdoor items.

The advisory follows the issuing of three separate status yellow wind warnings by Met Éireann since Wednesday.

A status yellow wind warning for Clare and Kerry will come into effect at 7pm on Thursday and remain in place until 5pm on Friday.

Another warning for Galway and Mayo comes into effect at 9pm on Thursday and will remain in place for 24 hours, while a third warning for Donegal and Sligo comes into effect at 6am on Friday until 9pm on Friday night.

All three warnings forecast southwesterly winds with mean speeds of 50-65 km/h, with gusts of 90-110 km/h, with the strongest gusts likely to mainly affect coastal areas and on exposed hills and mountains.