Status orange gale warning issued off the coast of Ireland 1 week ago

Status orange gale warning issued off the coast of Ireland

Met Éireann has issued a status orange gale warning relevant to mariners off the coast of Ireland.

Issued at 7pm on Thursday evening (8 November), the warning reads: "South to southeast winds will increase to gale force 8 overnight on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head. Later increasing gale 8 to strong gale force 9, occasionally storm force 10 on all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea."

The warning doesn't specify an end-time.

The latest warning follows three status yellow wind and rain warnings issued earlier on Thursday across 26 counties.

Status Yellow - Wind warning for Munster and Connacht

Southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southwest.

Valid from 4am to 3pm on Friday, 9 November.

Status Yellow - Rainfall warning for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford

Heavy rain will lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm but may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.

Valid from 6am to 6pm on Friday 9 November.

Status Yellow - Wind warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

Southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southeast.