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10th Dec 2023

Thunderstorm warning issued for six counties as Storm Fergus approaches

Simon Kelly

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Be careful out there.

Met Éireann have issued a thunderstorm warning for six counties as Storm Fergus approaches the country right off the back of Storm Elin.

The two storms hit Ireland back to back this weekend as multiple weather advisories have been put in place over the last few days.

On Sunday, December 10, the national forecaster issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.

The warning is valid from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, December 10.

Met Éireann issues thunderstorm warning for six counties on Sunday

The thunderstorm warning comes after Met Éireann have already issued several Status Orange and Yellow warnings for the day ahead.

A Status Orange wind warning is in place for Clare, Galway and Mayo from 3pm to 8pm on Sunday, bringing with it “very strong onshore winds due to Storm Fergus, coupled with high waves and high tides.”

Localised flooding is also a risk in these areas.

A Status Yellow wind warning is also in place for Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway and Mayo from 1pm to 9pm on Sunday, with the forecaster warning of “very strong and gusty southwesterly winds, veering westerly”, and listing wave overtopping, difficult travelling conditions and loose objects displaced as potential risks.

Another Status Yellow wind warning is in place for Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo from 6pm on Sunday to 12am on Monday.

In the national forecast, Met Éireann said conditions will turn “very windy from the west during the afternoon and early evening, as Storm Fergus approaches and moves over Ireland.

“Winds will be particularly strong in the west with some severe or damaging gusts, bringing localised coastal flooding. Highest temperature of 8 to 12 degrees.”

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