Met Éireann issues two Status Orange weather warnings affecting 12 counties ahead of arrival of Storm Aiden 1 month ago

Met Éireann issues two Status Orange weather warnings affecting 12 counties ahead of arrival of Storm Aiden

Storm Aiden might not sound the most threatening, but it’s going to pack a punch this weekend.

Met Éireann has issued two Status Orange weather warnings affecting 12 counties, in all four provinces, ahead of the arrival of Storm Aiden this weekend.

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A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry and Waterford, which will come into effect at 5am on Saturday and remain in place until 10am that morning.

Strong southerly winds veering southwesterly associated with Storm Aiden are expected to reach mean speeds of 65-80km/h in affected counties, with severe and damaging gusts of 100-130km/h in places while the warning is in effect.

Another Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare, a warning that will take effect at 8am on Saturday and remain in place until 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

Similar to the first warning, winds are expected to reach mean speeds of 65-80km/h, with severe and damaging gusts of 100-130km/h also forecast.

Those two warnings are in addition to a Status Yellow wind warning for the entire Republic of Ireland, which will be in effect from 1am until 3pm on Saturday.

As well as that, Met Éireann has also issued a weather advisory for the whole country, valid from 9pm on Friday night until 6pm on Monday, warning of very unsettled weather, heavy rain leading to surface and river flooding, and very high seas.

Best forget about going outdoors until Tuesday if at all possible, there’s a very wild weekend ahead.

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