Met Éireann issue update on 'risk of flooding and damaging gusts' this weekend 3 years ago

Met Éireann issue update on 'risk of flooding and damaging gusts' this weekend

It looks ever so slightly worse than previously forecasted.

While it has not been officially named Storm Callum yet, the weather front arriving later this weekend and well into the weekend looks set to hit the majority of the country, with a lot of wind and even more rain.

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The latest update from Met Eireann reads as follows:

"A spell of wet and very windy, possibly stormy, weather is expected on Thursday night/ Friday morning as a deep depression tracks Northwards to the West of Ireland. There is the risk of damaging gusts, especially along the West and Northwest coast.

"There is the also the risk of coastal flooding due to high tides and surge. Later Friday and continuing into Saturday there is the potential for some high totals of rainfall and flooding due to another area of low pressure and series of weather fronts, with the East and South particularly at risk."

At the moment, the advisory will remain in place from 11pm on Thursday night until 9pm on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the folks at the Midlands Weather Channel are describing an imminent "Weather Bomb":

"The latest run of weather models has indicated that storm Callum may shift slightly further to the east than anticipated, meaning that a greater swathe of the country is at risk of experiencing damaging winds.

"Parts of west Munster, Connacht, and Northwest Ulster may see wind speeds approaching 160 km/h, with coastal flooding likely due to the combination of large swells, onshore winds and high spring tides.

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"Midland areas will see winds typically between 120-130 km/h, while Eastern areas will escape the worst of the storm with gusts here of between 100-110 km/h."