Met Éireann extend weather warnings to even more counties 1 month ago

Met Éireann extend weather warnings to even more counties

There are status orange and yellow warnings in place around the country.

With Storm Atiyah set to make its presence felt around the country this weekend, Met Éireann has issued weather warnings for all the 26 counties.

Earlier today, Met Éireann have issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.

With regards to that particular warning, they state that: "Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country. Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts from 110 to 130km/h at times during the period. Due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding."

This orange warning is in place from Sunday, 8 December at 12:00 until Monday, December at 06:00.

Elsewhere, a yellow weather warning for high winds is in place for those living in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.

It states that: "West to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h at times during the period."

That particular warning is in place from Saturday, 7 December at 19:00 until Sunday, 8 December at 12:00.

Finally, a status yellow wind warning is also in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.

This warning states that: "Southwest winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 50 to 60 km/h with gusts of up to 100 km/h at times during the period" and it's valid from Sunday, December at 15:00 to Monday, 09 December at 06:00.

Take care if you're out and about.