Status Orange weather warning issued for nine counties, wind warning for the rest of us 1 month ago

Status Orange weather warning issued for nine counties, wind warning for the rest of us

Once Met Éireann break out the Orange warnings you know they're not messing about.

As Storm Atiyah (pronounced: ah-tee-ya, according to Met Éireann) approaches, the entirety of Ireland will be impacted by weather warnings.

Met Éireann issued three separate warnings at 8am on Saturday, including a Status Orange weather warning that will impact nine counties: Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Atiyah is set to bring some strong winds to these counties, and Met Éireann advise: "Southwesterly winds, later veering northwesterly, will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 130km/h, possibly higher in exposed coastal areas.

"Due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding."

The warning comes into effect early on Sunday morning and will last at least until 6am on Monday (9 December).

However, the weather is set to be unpleasant no matter where you go. A Status Yellow warning is in place for the rest of the country. Met Éireann warn that "west to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h in places this evening, tonight and Sunday."

For some of the country, the Status Yellow warning will remain in place from now until 1pm on Sunday. However, conditions will then worsen in some counties.

For all of Leinster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford, this warning will remain in place until 6am on Monday morning.