Met Éireann issue updated status orange weather warning for five counties
The country is getting ready for Storm Callum.
On Wednesday, Met Éireann confirmed that Ireland would be battered by wind and rain from Storm Callum, issuing an orange wind warning for several counties and a yellow weather warning for others.
On Thursday afternoon, just before 2pm, Met Éireann issued an updated warning for five counties: Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare. Originally, the warning for these counties was to be observed from 11pm Thursday night until 1pm on Friday. That has now been extended to 5pm on Friday.
Cork and Kerry are also affected by the status orange wind warning, but those counties have been advised to adhere to the warning between 10pm tonight and 9am in the morning. This is the same end-time that can be observed by Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford.
The yellow wind warning affects Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary. This is also set to elapse at 9am on Friday morning.
However, these things can change, and Met Éireann is encouraging the public to keep an eye on their weather warning page.