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14th Feb 2022

Storm Dudley: Status Orange and Status Yellow warnings issued for multiple counties

Hugh Carr

Gusts of over 100 km/h are expected on higher ground.

The north and west of Ireland have been hit with several weather warnings as Storm Dudley is set to arrive on Ireland’s shore this week.

A Status Yellow Wind warning has been issued for Clare, Donegal, Galway, and Mayo from 12 pm Wednesday (16 February) to 12 pm Thursday (17 February).

A combination of high tide and strong winds will lead to some coastal flooding.

The Status Yellow will be escalated to a Status Orange Wind Warning for Donegal between 9 pm Wednesday until 9 am Thursday.

Westerly winds associated with Storm Dudley will reach mean speeds of 65-80km/h with damaging gusts of 100–130km/h, stronger on exposed coasts and on high ground.

The Met Office has also issued warnings across the six counties, with Status Yellow Wind warnings in place across Antrim, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Down, and Derry.

The Status will increase to Amber in Derry and Antrim from 6 pm Wednesday until 9 am Thursday.