Met Éireann moves forward Red wind warning as public advised to stay indoors 1 month ago

Met Éireann moves forward Red wind warning as public advised to stay indoors

Take care out there.

Met Éireann has updated its Status Red wind warning for Galway and Clare as Storm Jorge hits. The warning now comes into effect at 11am on Saturday morning and is valid until 3pm the same day.

Storm Jorge will bring gusts up to 145km/h and people have been advised not to make unnecessary journeys and to remain indoors if possible during the period.

The Road Safety Authority also advised road users not to make any non-essential journeys in the affected areas during the storm window.

Road users are also being warned to be on guard for dangers posed by hazards following the extreme weather event such as downed pylons lines, trees and branches.

Earlier on Saturday, Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for all of Ireland.

Status Orange wind warnings are also in effect for the entire country with warnings already in effect in western counties since Saturday morning and others coming into effect for the rest of the country from 12pm and 1pm.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is currently running for Connacht, Munster and Donegal.