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Offaly subject to Orange weather warning

Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018 5:00pm


An orange weather warning has been issued for Offaly this evening ahead of the the approach of Storm Eleanor.

The storm is expected to move in off the Atlantic this afternoon and move very quickly across the country this evening.

The Orange wind warning covers Leinster, Munster and Galway from 4pm to 10pm.

An orange warning advises people to be prepared, whilst a yellow warning is to be aware.

Met Eireann said southwest to west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h., are expected.

There will be very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also.

The Orange weather warning continues for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry from 10pm Tuesday night to 2pm on Wednesday.

Westerly winds of mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h. with gusts of 110 to 130km/h expected at times overnight and into Wednesday mainly in coastal fringes and on high ground

There is now also a yellow wind warning in place for the remainder of the country with southwest to west winds of mean speeds 55 to 65 km/h, gusting 90 to 110 km/h., developing later this afternoon and evening and continuing overnight and through Wednesday.

This warning applies from 4pm tonight to 9pm Wednesday night.


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