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.
UPDATE - STATUS RED Wind Warning now in place from 11.00am today.Very severe winds #StormJorge Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 85 to 100km/h in places on Saturday afternoon with gusts of 130 to 145km/h, with an elevated risk of coastal flooding. Advice is Stay indoors!
— Galway City Council (@GalwayCityCo) February 29, 2020
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.