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15th Dec 2018

Met Éireann issue updated weather warning ahead of Storm Deirdre arriving

Paul Moore

Storm Deirdre

Deirdre is causing havoc.

As stated previously, Met Éireann have issued a status orange wind warning for the whole of Ireland.

They’ve now updated this warning and stressed that Storm Deirdre will move quickly across the country and through the Irish Sea by early tonight. We’re being told to expect “squally, damaging winds in all areas for a short period of time.”

In Munster and Connacht, the wind speeds will peak by the mid to late afternoon, depending on location. In Leinster and Ulster, conditions are expected to be at their worst by the early evening.

West to northwest winds of 55- 65 km/h will gust 100 to 110 km/h generally, but some gusts will reach up to 130 km/h in exposed locations.

This particular warning was updated at 11:31 on Saturday and it’s valid from Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 14:00 until midnight of the same day.

Elsewhere, the status yellow rainfall warning for the whole of Ireland is still in place with heavy rain expected throughout Saturday.

This will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with some mountainous areas exceeding these limits.

Take note if you’re out and about.

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