Status Yellow weather warning issued for four counties 5 days ago

Status Yellow weather warning issued for four counties

A separate Status Yellow warning is already in the mix.

Roll up, roll up... it's Status Yellow weather warning time, per the latest such missive from the team at Met Éireann.

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It follows a previously announced warning for Wednesday – more on that in a moment – and it brings the potential for "wave overtopping"; a turn of phrase you don't see every day.

This wind-focused warning is for Thursday morning (24 November) and affects four counties – Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford.

According to the national forecaster, very strong and gusty south to southwest winds will hit the aforementioned regions, resulting in that "wave overtopping" scenario we mentioned above.

This warning is valid from 5am on Thursday and will remain in place until 11am.

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Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning for Wednesday will come into play from 1pm. This warning applies to Clare, Cork, Kerry and Galway.

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Met Éireann says:

"Very strong and gusty west to southwest winds during Wednesday afternoon and evening.

"Gusts of up to 90 to 110km/h, strongest winds in exposed areas. Potential for localised spray and wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts."

It will be valid from 1 pm on Wednesday and remain in place until 7 pm.

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Elsewhere on the weather front, it's bad news for anyone who was hoping to see snow this Christmas as it's looking increasingly unlikely for Ireland in the weeks leading up to 25 December.

Snow has been hitting parts of the UK over the last number of days as the temperature plummets and many saw it as a sign that a white Christmas could be on the horizon for Ireland.

However, despite some frost and patchy ice developing over the last few days, conditions are set to be mild with Met Éireann not anticipating snow making its way over to the country in the next few weeks.