Travel disruption expected as Storm Barbara hits Ireland 5 years ago

Travel disruption expected as Storm Barbara hits Ireland

Just in time for Christmas.

Two wind warnings for the country have been issued on Friday morning as Storm Barbara crosses the country.

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The north and north-west will be particularly affected, with some travel disruption expected for those looking to make it home for Christmas.

Gusts of between 100km/h and 120km/h are expected and there's a Status Orange wind warning in place for coastal regions and high ground of counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo.

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for the rest of the country, with gusts of between 90km/h and 110km/h.

Both weather warnings will stay in place until 6pm.

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If you're travelling, the Road Safety Authority has advised that people check conditions in advance of setting out. A number of Irish Ferry services have been cancelled, while cyclists and pedestrians are being warned to take care.

There is one piece of very good news - Dublin Airport does not expect Storm Barbara to have any impact on flights as 83,000 passengers are set to travel through the airport on Friday.