Met Éireann issues three new weather warnings as Ireland braces itself for Storm Gareth
A status orange weather warning applies to four counties, while status yellow warnings apply to the rest of the country.
Met Éireann has issued three weather warnings, affecting the entire Republic of Ireland, as Storm Gareth prepares to make its presence felt.
After a fairly miserable weekend on the weather front, there’s no sign of an improvement in conditions for the foreseeable future, with the weather warnings taking effect from 6pm on Monday and remaining in place until noon on Wednesday.
A status orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, with damaging gusts set to reach speeds of up to 130 km/h amidst a risk of coastal flooding in those counties due to high seas.
The warning is valid from noon on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday morning.
Wind Warning Issued
Status: Orange (Storm Gareth)
Location: Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo
Valid: Tuesday 12pm to Wednesday 9amhttps://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 11, 2019
Elsewhere, a status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for all counties in Connacht, as well as Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
Heavy rain followed by squally showers, Met Éireann warns, will lead to the risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm.
The warning is valid from 6pm on Monday until 6am on Tuesday morning.
Finally, all counties in the Republic of Ireland have been issued with a status yellow wind warning, with wind reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h. Again, there is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along Atlantic coasts.
That status yellow warning will come into effect at noon on Tuesday and will remain in place until noon the following day.
Batten down the hatches, Storm Gareth is coming.