Status orange and yellow weather warnings issued for 20 counties as Storm Hannah arrives 2 months ago

Status orange and yellow weather warnings issued for 20 counties as Storm Hannah arrives

Batten down the hatches.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and a status yellow warning for 16 other counties ahead of what is set to be a wild weekend.

With Storm Hannah approaching, Met Éireann says conditions are set to become stormy on Friday evening and overnight on Friday. Southerly winds, later veering northwesterly, will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

Met Éireann is asking people in these areas to prepare themselves for possible disruption and power outages.

This particular orange weather warning was issued at 9am on Thursday and is in place from 4pm on Friday until 5am on Saturday.

A separate status yellow wind warning, meanwhile, has been issued for the following counties: Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford.

In relation to the weather warning for these counties, Met Éireann says that conditions will become very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning and that southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.

This status yellow warning will be in place from 11pm on Friday and will remain in place until 9am on Saturday morning.