Met Eireann issue two weather alerts for this evening

Met Eireann issue two weather alerts for this evening

There is more stormy weather on the way.

Met Eireann has issued two alerts, one orange and one yellow, for strong winds, as we are hit by Storm Gertrude tonight.

The Road Safety Authority is advising all road users to take extreme care, with special warnings for drivers of high-sided vehicles and motorcyclists.

Met Eireann forecaster Harm Luijkx has outlined what to expect: "The winds are going to increase duting the day and this evening.

"Tonight they will be very strong or even stormy, with very strong winds over land developing, probably some severe gusts in it as well."

"It will affect the whole country but the worst affected will be the west and the north with part of the east coast could be severe aswell, especially during tomorrow morning."

As well as this, Galway City Council has issued a warning ahead of 'Storm Gertrude'.

In a statement, the local authority is advising of possible flooding - in Toft Park Car Park and the Prom - with heavy rain and strong wind expected overnight.

People are being urged not to leave their cars in either of the car parks along the Prom.

Meanwhile the ESB is increasing the level of water flowing through the Parteen Weir following heavy rain in recent days.

It will increase from 195 to 230 cubic metres per second.

It has said the flow will continue make areas in Springfield, Montpelier, Castleconnell, Mountshannon and University of Limerick vulnerable to flooding.

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