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22nd Jan 2024

Ireland facing back to back storms as Status Orange warning issued

Simon Kelly

Storm Jocelyn

Isha out, Jocelyn in.

Ireland is facing back to back storms as a spate of Status Orange and Yellow warnings have been issued right off the back of Storm Isha, making way for Storm Jocelyn.

Met Éireann issued a Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo, which comes into effect at 6pm on Tuesday evening and remaining in place until midnight for Galway and Mayo, and 2am for Donegal.

Storm Jocelyn is the the 10th storm named in the current season (September 2023 – August 2024) and is set to batter Ireland as Isha leaves behind the chaos of re-directed flights, downed trees and power outages.

Storm Jocelyn: Ireland facing back to back storms as Status Orange warning issued

Storm Jocelyn is set to bring very strong southwest to west winds with severe and damaging gusts, with potential impacts being, large coastal waves with wave overtopping, very difficult travelling conditions, fallen trees, damage to power lines and damage to already weakened structures.

Further Status Yellow wind warnings have been issued for the whole of Ireland, with Met Éireann warning there would be “very strong and gusty southwest to west winds” from Tuesday afternoon leading into Wednesday.

The Status Yellow warnings are as follows:

  • Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo, valid from 12pm Tuesday until 5am Wednesday.
  • Clare, Kerry, Galway and Mayo, valid from 12pm Tuesday until 2am on Wednesday.
  • Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Roscommon, valid from 5pm on Tuesday until 2am on Wednesday.
  • Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry (issued by the UK Met Office) from 4pm on Tuesday until 12pm on Wednesday.

In its forecast for Tuesday, Met Éireann said: “Tuesday will be wet and windy as storm Jocelyn tracks to the northwest of Ireland. There will be widespread rain during the morning and afternoon, followed by scattered showers in the evening.

“Very strong and gusty southwesterly winds will develop, with the strongest winds in the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 10C to 14C.”

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