Met Éireann issues Status Orange weather warning for five counties

Met Éireann issues Status Orange weather warning for five counties

National forecaster Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning, predicting strong winds in five counties.

The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo was issued last night (Sunday) at 9.11pm.

“Southerly winds of mean speed 60-65km/h,” the warning states.

“Gusts of 100-110km/h will veer southwest to west by afternoon and increase to mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110-130 km/h.”

The warning remains in effect until midnight on Monday at least.

A lesser, Status Yellow, wind warning remains in place for much of the rest of the country.

This warns of southerly winds, becoming west to southwest, with gusts of 90-110 km/hr in Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.


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