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27th Feb 2020

Met Éireann issues four separate weather warnings as Storm Jorge approaches

Alan Loughnane

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Batten down the hatches.

Met Éireann has issued four separate weather warnings for this weekend with Storm Jorge – pronounced ‘Hor-hay’ – expected to arrive on our shores.

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry which is valid from 6am on Saturday until 3am on Sunday morning.

A separate Status Orange wind warning has also been issued for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo and is in effect from midday on Saturday until 3am on Sunday.

Met Éireann has warned that severe winds associated with Storm Jorge will bring gusts of between 110km/h to 130km/h in these counties.

There’s a risk that these winds may be higher in exposed areas and there’ll also be a risk of some coastal flooding.

The winds will extend across Ireland on Saturday morning and persist through the rest of the day and into the night.

On top of that, a Status Yellow wind warning will also be in effect from 9am on Saturday until 3am on Sunday and will affect Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

There will also be a Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for Munster, Connacht and Donegal which will come into effect from midnight tonight until just before midnight on Saturday.

Met Éireann has said to expect rainfall accumulations of between 20mm to 30mm in some areas but Kerry can expect totals of 40mm to 50mm.

The rain brings an increased chance of flooding due to current soil saturation in some areas.

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