Met Éireann issues four separate weather warnings affecting eight counties
Batten down the hatches.
Met Éireann has issued four separate weather warnings across eight counties.
The counties affected are Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Wicklow.
Two separate warnings are currently in place for Donegal, Galway and Mayo. The first one, a status yellow wind warning, forecasts west to southwest winds of 50 to 65 km/hr, gusts of 90 to 100 km/hr and a risk of coastal flooding around the period of high tides.
That warning has been in effect since 10pm on Tuesday night and will remain in place until 6pm on Wednesday 15 January.
Another status yellow wind warning also applies to those three counties, a warning which will take effect from 3am on Thursday morning and remain in place until 8pm on the same day.
That particular warning forecasts south to southeast winds of 50-65 km/hr veering westerly on Thursday afternoon with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr, which will be strongest on coasts and hills.
A status yellow wind warning has also been issued for Kerry, which also warns of south to southeast winds of 50-65 km/hr and gusts 90 to 110 km/hr, with the strongest winds expected on coasts and hills in the Kingdom.
That warning for Kerry comes into effect from 0.01am on Thursday and will remain in place until noon on the same day.
A status yellow wind warning has also been issued for Wexford, Cork and Waterford with a similar forecast of south to southeast winds of 50-65 km/hr and gusts 90-110 km/hr and the strongest winds expected on coasts and hills.
There is also a risk of coastal flooding around the period of high tides.
That warning comes into effect from 2am on Thursday and will remain in place until 2pm on the same day.
Finally, Met Éireann has also issued a status yellow wind warning for Wicklow with the exact same forecast as the warnings issued for all counties above.
The warning for Wicklow comes into effect from 6am on Thursday and will remain in effect until 4pm on the same day.
Wind Warnings issued
Locations: Eastern, southern, western and northern coastal counties
Valid: Differing times depending on the area, from midnight to 8pm Thursday
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 15, 2020