Seven counties hit with weather warnings as "very strong" winds expected 1 year ago

Seven counties hit with weather warnings as "very strong" winds expected

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Two new weather warnings have been issued, affecting seven counties between them.


One was a Status Yellow wind warning issued by Met Éireann which applies to Clare, Cork, Galway and Kerry.

Issued on Tuesday afternoon (22 November), the alert will be valid from 1pm to 7pm on Wednesday and warns of very strong winds.

"Very strong and gusty west to southwest winds during Wednesday afternoon and evening," it reads.

"Gusts of up to 90 to 110km/h, strongest winds in exposed areas.


"Potential for localised spray and wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts."

The other alert is a Status Yellow rain warning from the UK Met Office which will impact Antrim, Armagh and Down.


Valid from 5am to 10am on Wednesday, it states that heavy rain may lead to "some flooding and disruption to travel".

Meanwhile, there is bad news for anyone who was hoping to see snow this Christmas as it's looking unlikely for Ireland in the weeks leading up to 25 December.


Snow has been hitting parts of the UK over the last number of days as the temperature plummets and many saw it as a sign that a white Christmas could be on the horizon for Ireland.

However, despite some frost and patchy ice developing over the last few days, conditions are set to be mild with Met Éireann not anticipating snow making its way over to the country in the next few weeks.