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Ireland Parks and nature reserves closed as Storm Atiyah edges closer to Irish coast

17:51  07 december  2019
17:51  07 december  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland

  Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland 0

The storm will blow through the South West and South on Sunday before coming across the rest of the UK. The Met Office has issued “severe” yellow weather warnings for wind on Sunday and Monday. Forecasters warned delays on roads and railways are likely along with air and ferry services.

STORM Atiyah is set to smash Britain with 80mph gales as the Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for wind. "There will still be a risk of gusts across the UK and those are the ones associated with the storm . "The most exposed coastlines in Wales, Cornwall and the North coast of

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS today urged the public to avoid visiting a number of national parks and nature reserves ahead of the arrival of Storm Atiyah.

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.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said it is advising the public not to visit any national parks, national monuments or nature reserves whilst the Status Orange is in place.

The following parks and nature reserves will be closed tomorrow:

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Storm Atiyah 's 28ft waves are expected to batter the South-West coastlineCredit: Alistair Grant 28ft waves are due on Scotland's west coast , with 40ft offshore as the winter storm picks up pace. The Met Office will name the tempest as Storm Brendan if it has the potential for amber weather warnings.

With over 350 parks and 4 nature reserves under our care, NParks is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the greenery of our City in a Garden. Want to get even closer to nature ? Take a trip down to our nature reserves , the frontiers of Singapore’s biodiversity conservation where you can

  • Connemara National Park
  • Knockma Wood, near Tuam, Co. Galway
  • Derryclare Nature Reserve, Co. Galway
  • Wild Nephin, Ballycroy National Park, Co. Mayo
  • Old Head Nature Reserve, Co. Mayo
  • Laughil Wood, near Pontoon, Co. Mayo
  • Dromore Woods Nature Reserve, Co. Clare
  • Killarney House and Gardens, Co. Kerry

A spokesperson said: “The NPWS would ask the public for their ongoing cooperation on this matter by not entering these sites for the duration of these weather warnings. Further updates will be provided as the weather forecast becomes clearer and/or as Met Éireann weather advisory notices are updated – see www.meteireann.ie for weather warning and updates.”

The storm is expected to generate very strong winds across the country with southwesterly winds reaching speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts from 110 to 130km/h.

Thousands of homes and businesses without power following Storm Atiyah

  Thousands of homes and businesses without power following Storm Atiyah Thousands of homes and businesses without power following Storm Atiyah , it's understood.An estimated 12,000 homes and businesses had no electricity on Sunday night, while it's believed 27,000 ESB customers were affected during the height of the storm.ESB Networks said crews are working to restore faults as quickly as possible.The company was working on faults in Ratoath, Co Meath and in parts of Co Westmeath on Monday morning.There are more than 330 properties without electricity in Bushfield, Co Westmeath.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Bermuda, located close to the Atlantic coast of Smith's Parish. Surrounding the third largest pond in Bermuda, Spittal Pond, it covers an area of 60 acres (24 ha).

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High seas of between 10 and 12 metres are expected along western coasts between Mizen Head and Erris Head, with the possibility of coastal flooding.

Temperatures in the afternoon will be 6 or 7 degrees (higher at coasts) with little change in temperature overnight on Sunday.

The Road Safety Authority is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads during the stormy period. They ask motorists to beware of objects blowing onto the road and to reduce speed.

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Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann issues advisory as strong winds set to batter Ireland after Storm Atiyah chaos .
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