Met Éireann issues status orange weather warning for five counties 1 year ago

Met Éireann issues status orange weather warning for five counties

Gusts of up to 130km/h are expected.

Met Éireann has issued an updated status orange weather warning for five counties in Ireland as Storm Brian passes over Ireland and heads towards the United Kingdom.

An updated status orange wind warning was issued for the counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry on Saturday, a warning which came into effect at 2pm on Saturday and will remain in place all day.

Northwesterly winds will continue to reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h in the affected counties, with gusts of 110-130 km/h in some places, mainly in coastal areas. The winds eased to yellow warning level during Saturday evening.

Met Éireann reported recorded winds of over 100km/h in Cork, Kerry, Clare and Galway on Saturday, while a number of counties in the west and south of the country experienced spot flooding on Saturday morning.

Hook Head in Wexford was the scene of some fairly rough weather as well.

As well as the status orange warning for the counties listed above, a status yellow wind warning is in place for the entire province of Leinster as well as Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford until 9pm on Saturday.

A status yellow rainfall warning is also in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford until 9pm, with accumulations of 30 to 50mm of rain expected.