Status Yellow weather warning issued for three counties 2 months ago

Status Yellow weather warning issued for three counties

Batten down the hatches.

It has felt as though 2021 has brought us nothing but weather warning after weather warning, and sadly, they are not slowing down anytime soon.

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Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford.

The warning, which was issued on 9am on Wednesday morning, will be in place from 11pm on Wednesday until 5am on Thursday morning.

It warned that there will be southerly winds tonight that will reach mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h with gusts of 80 to 100km/h, highest in coastal areas.

Particularly, where winds are onshore there is a risk of coastal flooding around high tide.

In the affected areas, rain will become widespread tonight, turning heavy at times with a risk of localised flooding.

And it's not just wind and rain, with Met Éireann warning that sleet or snow may also fall on high ground.

Elsewhere, rain will extend countrywide overnight accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds, with spot flooding likely in southern coastal counties by morning.

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More information can be found on the Met Éireann website here.