Met Éireann issue updated weather warnings for Storm Gareth 4 years ago

Met Éireann issue updated weather warnings for Storm Gareth

Looks like this ugly weather will be with us a while longer.

Met Éireann has issued updated weather warnings pertaining to Storm Gareth.


While the initial warnings only ran as far as early on 13 March, the latest warnings forecasting that Gareth will be hitting certain counties harder than previously thought.

As it stands, there is now a Status Orange wind warning in effect for five counties: Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo. Orange warnings have caused tragedy in the past, specifically Storm Ali — which resulted in a woman being blown over the edge of a cliff while in her caravan.

These counties can expect "westerly winds associated with storm Gareth giving mean speeds of 80km/h with severe and damaging gusts of 110 to over 130km/h. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas."

This warning was updated on Tuesday evening, and will remain in effect until 9am on Wednesday.


The rest of the country is under a Status Yellow weather warning until midday on Wednesday. All remaining counties are at risk of winds between 90km/h to 110km/h. The risk of coastal flooding will also be present in these counties.

You can keep up to date with Met Éireann's weather warnings here.