Storm Agnes to bring strong winds and heavy rain

Weather update from Met Éireann

All of Leinster and Munster has been placed under a Status Yellow wind warning for tomorrow, Wednesday, as Met Éireann continues to assess the potential impact of the first named storm of the season, Storm Agnes.

The Status Yellow wind warning is valid from 7am tomorrow morning until midnight on Thursday with the weather forecaster warning of very windy conditions with strong and gusty southerly winds.

Meanwhile, a Status Orange rainfall warning has been issued for counties Cork and Kerry from 9am tomorrow morning until 3pm with Met Éireann warning of spells of heavy and occasionally intense rain, coupled with very strong and gusty winds. The potential impacts of the heavy rainfall include difficult travel conditions, localised flooding and poor visibility in the two counties.

Cork and Kerry, along with six other counties, Carlow, Dublin, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford, are also under a Status Yellow rainfall warning, which could give rise to coastal flooding, difficult travel conditions, power outages and some falling trees.