Latest: Storm Fionn forecast to bring 120km/h winds to eight counties

Latest: Storm Fionn forecast to bring 120km/h winds to eight counties

Update 1pm: A status orange wind warning has been issued for eight counties, as Storm Fionn is expected to bring very strong winds along the Atlantic coast.

The warning will be in effect for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry between 3pm this afternoon and 3am tomorrow morning.

Met Éireann is forecasting mean wind speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of up to 120 km/hr.

The winds are set to be strongest near coasts, leading to a risk of flooding.

6.44am:

Weather alerts are in force around the country today for snow, ice, high winds and flooding.

The west and the north of the country are feeling the worst of the bad weather.

A Status Yellow Snow and Ice Warning that came into effect overnight is to remain in place until early tomorrow.

Met Eireann says some accumulations of snow are likely especially in northern and western areas and over hills.

The Road Safety Authority is warning motorists to drive with care in the slippery conditions.

Meanwhile, a Wind Warning is in place for all coastal counties from Donegal to Cork with westerly winds gusting up to 110 kilometres per hour, and possibly higher on exposed coasts this afternoon.

Atlantic counties are also subject to a coastal flood warning, due to high or very high seas between now and Thursday morning.

- Digital desk


More in this Section

Fears doctors overprescribing antidepressants to patientsFears doctors overprescribing antidepressants to patients

Man and woman arrested in connection with Cork arson incidentsMan and woman arrested in connection with Cork arson incidents

Paschal Donohoe 'recoiled' from Noel Grealish's comments about NigeriaPaschal Donohoe 'recoiled' from Noel Grealish's comments about Nigeria

Man to appear in court in connection with cocaine seizure in DroghedaMan to appear in court in connection with cocaine seizure in Drogheda


Lifestyle

Aileen Lee meets Christina Kenny - co-founder and design director of Lamb Design - to talk about her work and inspirations.Christina Kenny of Lamb Design: ‘I love bringing the outside in and inside out’

Tyrone designer Sharon Wauchob on her career and the worth of luxury fashion. By Paul McLauchlan.From Marc Jacobs to her own label, Tyrone designer Sharon Wauchob on her life in fashion

The recent sentencing of two teenage boys for the murder of Ana Kriégel has once again brought the issue of pornography into public discourse. The details of the case, which are finally coming into public knowledge, illuminate some very worrying trends that are pervasive in the modern adolescent world and as parents and indeed as a society we can no longer languish in complacency.Learning Points: Hardcore porn can pollute our children’s minds

If children are confident in interacting with others it takes away so much stress and social anxiety for them. Not too long ago, my daughter Joan and I were out with friends at a restaurant and we wanted extra water and a few other bits and Joan volunteered to go up and ask the waiter for them. My friend was really surprised at this and said that none of her children would willingly do that.Mum’s the word: We should look for chances to strengthen our kids’ social skills

More From The Irish Examiner