Met Éireann extend weather warning to 13 more counties as Storm Hector gets set to hit
Bad to worse.
Met Éireann have announced that the status yellow warning - a wind warning - has been updated to include the following counties; Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry.
That particular warning states that the aforementioned counties can expect to see "Southwest to west winds, later veering westerly, associated with Storm Hector, will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Over Leinster winds will be strongest between 0200 and 0900."
The Status Yellow Warning has been updated:
Wind warning for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry
Please see https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt for details pic.twitter.com/Hczr3ErgO9
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 13, 2018
At present, here's the most recent news that Met Éireann have announced.
There's a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo. That particular warning states : "On Wednesday evening and night and for a time on Thursday morning, south to southwest winds veering westerly, associated with Storm Hector, will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/hr with gusts of 110 to 125 km/hr. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas. High spring tides are likely to coincide with the strongest winds leading to a risk of coastal flooding and wave overtopping."
The was issued earlier this morning and it will be valid from Wednesday 13 June 21:00 to Thursday 14 June 10:00.
— Barra Best (@barrabest) June 13, 2018
Aside from these warnings, there's also a marine warning in place - a status orange gale warning to be precise.
That states: "Gale or strong gale south to southwest winds, later veering westerly, this evening, tonight and tomorrow morning on all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea with storm force winds overnight from Slyne Head to Rossan Point to Fair Head."
In terms of the expected weather conditions for the remainder of the week, you can see that here.