Met Éireann to issue weather warnings as Storm Hannah is set to hit Ireland this weekend 4 months ago

Met Éireann to issue weather warnings as Storm Hannah is set to hit Ireland this weekend

Met Éireann has forecast "very windy" and "stormy" weather as Storm Hannah is set to hit Ireland this weekend.

Meteorologist Gerry Murphy appeared on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland on Thursday morning, where he confirmed that weather warnings associated with Storm Hannah will be issued later today.

Delivering the forecast, he said: "Later tomorrow, Friday, a depression which we have named Storm Hannah will move in from the West bringing stormy weather tomorrow evening and night - especially to counties Kerry, Clare and Cork.

"It will also bring very windy weather to the rest of the country overnight tomorrow night as well. Weather warnings associated with Storm Hannah will be issued this morning."

Murphy added that that the strongest of the winds will be in coastal areas, but "as the depression continues to move through tomorrow night, those very strong northwest winds will extend to all areas".

Murphy continued: "Eventually, through tomorrow night and early Saturday, the winds will ease and the rain will clear away. For the weekend, there'll be some scattered showers on Saturday and a milder day on Sunday with some rain or drizzle."

News of Storm Hannah comes after a status yellow weather advisory was issued for Cork and Kerry on Wednesday.

That particular yellow weather advisory warning is in place from 6pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday.