Road Safety Authority issues stark warning to motorists as Storm Atiyah hits this weekend
Road Safety Authority issues stark warning to motorists as Storm Atiyah hits this weekendMet Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for eight counties as 130km gusts get set to batter parts of the country over the weekend.
Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for eight counties as result of Storm Atiyah . The storm will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating strong winds across the country .
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Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah is set to batter parts of the country on the weekend.
The weather warning will come into affect this Sunday with gale force winds and a strong possibility of flooding predicted.
The national forecaster has warned of southwesterly winds which will later veer northwesterly and reach speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts from 110 to 130km/h.
The orange warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick and will begin at 9am on Sunday.
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A Status Orange wind warning is in place for a number of counties on the west coast.A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick with Status Yellow wind and rain warning is in place for the remainder of the counties.
Met Eireann issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings as Storm Atiyah is set to strike the country on Sunday, December 8 , 2019. An Orange warning means infrequent and dangerous weather conditions may pose a threat to life and property. A yellow status or wind advisory will also
MET Eireann has extended weather alerts as Storm Atiyah tracks towards Ireland bringing gusts of up to 130kph. Weather chiefs have issued three alerts over the The orange wind warning for the same counties will then kick in at midday on Sunday and is due to remain in place until 6am on Monday.
It will be valid until 6am on Monday morning.
Met Eireann today said: "Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country.
"Due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding."
A Status Yellow wind warning in place yesterday for Donegal and Mayo has since been lifted, although a yellow small craft marine warning notes that "southwest to west winds will reach force 6 or higher on all Irish coasts today".
Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for eight counties with 110km/h gusts expected to hit .
The alert will begin at 6pm on Thursday evening and will remain in place until 9am on Friday .It reads: "Status Yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry."This evening and overnight, west to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 80 to 110 km/hr. © Met Eireann The counties affected by the weather warning. "Winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains."It comes as snow is expected to fall over what will be a "raw and very frosty" weekend.