News | 2 weeks ago

Grab your thunder buddy…

In what must be the 50th weather warning of this week alone (slight exaggeration), Met Éireann issued yet another status yellow warning in the early hours of Friday morning ahead of what’s likely to be a wild day throughout the country.

The status yellow wind warning was issued for south Wexford, Galway, north Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and south Waterford at 12am on Friday and will remain in effect until 1pm, with mean wind speeds of between 50 and 65km/h and gusts between 90 and 110km/h forecast in places.

As well as strong winds, heavy or thundery showers are expected to spread from the west throughout the country on Friday morning, although they are expected to ease and become more isolated by the afternoon.

Until that happens, you know what to do...

The conditions on Friday are likely to be replicated throughout what promises to be a miserable last weekend of the year, with lots of heavy rain and “possibly severe, damaging winds” in places, particularly in western areas.

The outlook for next week doesn’t sound much better; here’s hoping it’s not a sign of things to come in 2018.


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