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.
A Status Orange weather warning has been issued for three counties, as Storm Erik is set to hit with winds gusts of up to 130 km / h . A status yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry. Met Éireann said as much as 30 to 40mm of rainfall is expected with a risk
MET Eireann has issued status orange weather warnings for eight counties as Storm Atiyah tracks toward Ireland with gusts up to 130 km / h . The weather warning will come into affect this Sunday with gale force winds and a strong possibility of flooding predicted . © Irish Mirror Storm Atiyah The
has SIX warnings today as approaches Ireland.
Gusts of up to 130km/h are expected in nine counties affected by the strongest caution, a Status Orange wind warning for, , , , , , , and .
From 1pm today until 6am on Monday, these counties will see southwesterly winds with a mean speed of between 65km/h and 80km/h, with gusts between 110km/h and 130km/h, "possibly higher in exposed coastal areas".
Met Eireann forecasters also warned a combination of high seas and storm surge would bring the "possibility of coastal flooding".
Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland
MET Eireann has extended weather alerts as Storm Atiyah tracks towards Ireland bringing gusts of up to 130 kph. Weather chiefs have issued three "Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km / h with gusts from 110 to 130 km / h . "Due to a combination of
MET Eireann has extended weather alerts as Storm Atiyah tracks towards Ireland bringing gusts of The orange wind warning for the same counties will then kick in at midday on Sunday and is due to A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Temperatures will fall overnight to between 4 and 6 degrees with.
A Status Yellowfor the whole of Ireland is in place until 1pm today, with the counties above then affected by the more severe orange warning.
The whole of Leinster as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford will then be under a yellow wind warning from 1pm until 6am Monday.
A yellow rainfall warning for Donegal, which says the county will see 30mm to 40mm of rain over 24 hours, is in place until 6pm today.
Meanwhile, two new marine warnings were put up this morning.
A Status Orange gale warning says gale force eight westerly winds will increase to "strong gale force nine" on Sunday morning in coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head.
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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 Éireann said Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland generating gusts of up to 130 km / h or possibly higher in exposed coastal areas. A Status Yellow Rainfall warning for Donegal comes into effect at 6 pm this evening until 6 pm tomorrow with accumulations of up to 40mm expected.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning ahead of Storm Gareth, with gusts of up to 130 km / h forecast along the west and northwest of the country. The alert comes into effect from midday tomorrow until 9am on Wednesday.
The Met Eireann caution adds: "Westerly winds will further increase to Storm Force 10, possibly Violent Storm Force 11 in places, later on Sunday afternoon on coastal waters from Roches Point to Loop Head to Slyne Head.
"Gale Force 8 to Strong Gale Force 9 westerly winds will gradually veer northwesterly on all Irish coastal waters on Sunday Evening and will reach Storm Force 10 for a time on coastal waters from Slyne Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.
"Northwest winds will continue Gale Force 8 to Strong Gale Force 9 on Monday morning on Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea."
The sixth message regards a Status Yellow small craft warning.
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Stormy weather Salthill promenade, Galway. Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for eight counties as result of Storm Atiyah . A yellow warning has been issued for the rest of country with average wind speeds of 50 to 60 km / h with gusts of up to 100 km / h expected.
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It reads: "Northwest winds will reach force 6 or higher on Monday morning on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head."
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has also said eight parks and reserves will be closed on Sunday due to the high winds.
Connemara National Park
Knockma Wood (Cnoc Meadha), west of 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
The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management's (NDFEM) Severe Weather Team in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have been monitoring Storm Atiyah.
NDFEM said in a statement: "NDFEM have been in contact with local authorities covered by the Met Eireann wind warnings associated with storm Atiyah, and standard emergency response and coordination arrangements as well as public information messaging have been activated.
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STORM Atiyah is set to smash Britain with 80mph gales as the Met Office has issued two yellow weather "There will still be a risk of gusts across the UK and those are the ones associated with the storm . The Met Office says winds could reach up to 80mph along exposed coastlines in the South
The warning reads: ‘Update: Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country. ‘Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km / h with gusts from 110 to 130 km / h at times
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"NDFEM contacted Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, who will relay the current warnings to the Transport Operators.
"IRCG are issuing public safety advice for all coastal areas.
"An Garda Siochana will issue public safety advice for road users.
"NDFEM contacted OPW in relation to the risk of coastal flooding.
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"This storm will coincide with neap tides along the west coast. Based on the current forecast, OPW do not foresee significant coastal flooding.
"NDFEM have also linked with ESB Networks, which are on standby to respond to any damage to the supply network arising from Storm Atiyah.
"As always ESBN’s main focus prior to and during the storm is safety of the public and staff, and they will continue to reiterate safety messages through the media, websites and social media.
"NDFEM will continue to monitor the weather situation with Met Eireann.
"Appropriate response and local coordination arrangements are in place."
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