Storm Ciara: Orange weather warning in effect nationwide

Storm Ciara: Orange weather warning in effect nationwide

Update: The weather warning throughout the country has been upgraded to a status orange.

There had been a yellow weather warning for wind in place throughout the country from 9am this morning but Met Éireann have since updated it.

The orange warning will be in place from 5am until 12 noon tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Aer Lingus is advising all guests travelling tonight and tomorrow to check the status of their flight before departing for the airport.

They say there may be some flight delays and cancellations due to Storm Ciara.

Earlier: Southerly winds will strengthen during Saturday reaching mean speeds of 50-65kmh with gusts reaching 90-110kmh, according to Met Éireann

Storm Ciara will also produce strong winds throughout Sunday with the warning in place until midnight tomorrow.

From this afternoon the warning will update to status orange in Donegal and Mayo from 12 noon and in Galway from 1pm.

Gusts of up to 120 km/h are forecast in the west and north-west of the country.

Donegal County Council has asked the public to be vigilant when it comes to falling trees and debris.

Also as a result of the current weather forecast combined with a period of high tides, Limerick City and County Council is taking precautionary measures.

These include the mobilisation of extra flood defences in Limerick city, Foynes and Askeaton.

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