Fresh weather warning issued for four counties
This weekend is not shaping up to be pleasant.
Four counties were already expecting to be hit by a potentially hazardous level of rainfall today, but an update from Met Éireann at 6am this morning suggests that we're going to be battered by some hard wind as well.
In a Status Yellow wind warning published this morning (10 January), Met Éireann confirmed that three of the counties from yesterday's warning are also affected by the latest warning. The four counties affected are Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.
The warning reads: "South to Southwest winds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts 90 to 110 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills."
The warning will remain in effect between 3pm today until 11am tomorrow.
Yesterday's rainfall warning will also take effect from 3pm today, and while it won't affect Kerry, it does include Sligo. That warning will remain in place until 3pm on Saturday.
Lastly, there is a Status Yellow Gale Warning in force for Irish waters.
Met Éireann's statement reads: "South to Southwest gales developing on the Northwest coast by midday will extend to remaining sea areas and to the Irish Sea in the afternoon and evening, with winds increasing to strong gale force at times on coasts from Valentia to Slyne Head to Malin Head."