Status orange wind warning for "damaging gusts" issued for Cork and Kerry 1 month ago

Status orange wind warning for "damaging gusts" issued for Cork and Kerry

Take note.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Cork and Kerry valid from 8pm on Wednesday evening until midnight.

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It warns that southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with damaging gusts of 120km/h for a time early tonight.

The forecaster also says there could be "some wave overtopping".

There is already currently a Status Yellow wind warning for Leinster, Munster and Connacht in effect.

The warning states there will be strong to gale force southwesterly winds veering westerly across the provinces.

They will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h and also bring a risk of some wave overtopping in coastal areas.

The Status Yellow warning is in effect until 7am on Thursday.

Met Éireann's forecast for tomorrow says it will be cool and blustery with a mix of frequent heavy showers and some sunny spells.

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These showers will bring a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, and may turn wintry at times on high ground.