Storm Brendan: Status Orange warning remains in place for five counties, downgraded to Status Yellow for nine counties 2 months ago

Storm Brendan: Status Orange warning remains in place for five counties, downgraded to Status Yellow for nine counties

Conditions are easing off but a status orange warning remains in place for five western counties.

Met Éireann has issued updated weather warnings for Ireland for Storm Brendan, with a Status Orange warning remaining in effect for five western counties and a Status Yellow warning now in place for nine counties.

A Status Orange wind warning will remain in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo until just before midnight on Monday.

That particular warning states: "As Storm Brendan tracks away from Ireland, southwesterly winds will continue to reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, higher in exposed areas. There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge."

Met Éireann has downgraded the Status Orange warning that was in place for the entire country to a Status Yellow warning in nine counties: Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

The updated warning for those counties states: "As Storm Brendan tracks away from Ireland, southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, highest in exposed areas."

This particular warning will remain in place until 8pm on Monday evening.

No warning is currently in effect for Tipperary or for any county in Leinster with the exception of Wexford.

 

A status red gale warning remains in place and reads: "Storm force south to southwest winds continuing for a time on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea with winds reaching violent storm force 11 in places."

Storm Brendan has already caused 48,000 homes and businesses to lose power, while a number of flights were cancelled at Shannon Airport and diverted from Ireland West Airport in Mayo.