Status orange weather warning issued for six counties as Storm Callum draws near 3 years ago

Status orange weather warning issued for six counties as Storm Callum draws near

Brace yourselves.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning for six counties as Storm Callum draws near.

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The warning concerns Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

Strong winds associated with the freshly-named storm, coinciding with high spring tides, will affect the country on Thursday night - 11 October - and Friday morning.

Winds will be at their strongest overnight and early on Friday morning, gusting between 110 and 130 kilometres per hour on coastlines.

The status orange warning was issued by Met Éireann on Wednesday morning and is officially valid from Thursday at 10pm until Friday afternoon at midday.