Several weather warnings in place as Storm Debi approaches Ireland 3 months ago

Several weather warnings in place as Storm Debi approaches Ireland

Storm Debi follows hot on the heels of Babet and Ciarán.

Updated Sunday, Nov 12, 4.20pm.

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Met Éireann have issued a number of weather warnings for the entire island of Ireland as Storm Debi approaches the country, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

Two status Red warnings have been put in place for Clare, east Galway and south Roscommon, from 3am to 5am on Monday, November 13, as well as Offaly, Westmeath, from 5am to 7am on Monday.

The national forecaster has stated that the Red warning brings "potential danger to life" as well as the possibility of damage to exposed and vulnerable structures, disruption to services and transport, significant power outages and fallen trees/branches.

A Status Orange wind warning has also been issued by the national forecaster for counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway.

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The warning comes into effect from 2am on Monday, November 13, remaining in place until midday.

The Orange wind warning brings with it the possibilities of damage to exposed and vulnerable structures; dangerous travelling conditions; disruption to services and damage to power lines.

A Status Yellow wind and rain warning has also been issued for the entire country, valid from Monday at 12am until 3pm.

Met Éireann have said that the potential impacts from the Yellow warning include: Fallen trees or branches, localised flooding including wave overtopping and hazardous travelling conditions.

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Ireland braces for Storm Debi

Storm Debi comes hot on the heels of Storms Babet and Ciarán, both of which had devastating effects on the country.

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Large areas of Cork were submerged in water after intense periods of rain brought by Babet caused flooding.

Just a few weeks later, Storm Ciaran wreaked havoc in certain areas of counties Down and Louth.

The national forecaster warned up the upcoming storm on Saturday, saying there was "potential for a spell of wet and very windy weather over Ireland on Sunday night and for a time on Monday as a deepening depression tracks over the country," before issuing weather warnings on Sunday.

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