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14th Dec 2018

Met Éireann issue new weather warning as Storm Deirdre to bring “damaging gusts of up to 130km/h”

Rory Cashin

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The new weather warning was issued late on Friday night.

People in specific parts of the country, especially in the west and south, are being told to expect some extreme weather over the weekend.

Earlier on Friday, Met Éireann has issued status yellow rainfall and wind warnings for the entire country as difficult weather continues to make its presence felt, as well as an upgraded weather warning due to “possibly violent storm 11 winds” off the Irish coasts.

Now there is yet another weather warning issued, with parts of Ireland to experience some of the strength of the now-named Storm Deirdre.

The following status orange wind warning was issued at 10pm on Friday night:

“A developing depression (Storm Deirdre) will track northeast over Ireland during Saturday afternoon and evening and will bring wet and windy weather to all areas.

“West or northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 65km/h with gusts of 100km/h generally, with disruptive and damaging gusts to 130km/h likely for a few hours in western and southern counties in the late afternoon and transferring eastwards during the evening.”

The weather warning is currently in place from 3pm to midnight on Saturday 15 December.

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