Status Orange weather warning issued for Donegal, Status Yellow warning issued for 11 counties 6 months ago

Status Orange weather warning issued for Donegal, Status Yellow warning issued for 11 counties

Batten down the hatches.

A Status Orange weather warning has been issued for all of Donegal, as well as a Status Yellow warning for 11 counties.

Issued on Wednesday afternoon, the warning won't come into play until 8am on Thursday morning and will last until noon on the same day.

Met Éireann has said that southwest winds veering west to northwest will reach mean wind speeds of 60 to 75km/h with gusts of 100 to 120km/h.

Due to a combination of waves, spring tides and surge, the possibility of coastal flooding will be increased on Thursday.

It's also expected that showers will turn increasingly wintry during Wednesday in Donegal, with a mix of hail, sleet and snow, leading to icy conditions on untreated surfaces. Some localised accumulations will occur.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare.

Also issued on Wednesday, this warning will be in place from 4am on Thursday morning until 6pm on the same day.

Scattered showers are then expected on Thursday night will become isolated overnight, with dry and clear spells developing.

More information can be found on the Met Éireann website here.