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 number of parks in the west and south of the country will be closed as Storm Atiyah approaches Ireland. A Status Orange Wind warning comes into effect tomorrow afternoon for Donegal , Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and will remain in place until 6 am on Monday.
Storm Atiyah has begun making landfall in western coastal counties with high winds and rough seas. Kerry County Council said it has an emergency helpline operating during Storm Atiyah A Status Orange wind warning came into effect at lunchtime for counties Donegal , Galway, Leitrim
This footage shows a car being swayed around a Co Donegal beach during Storm Atiyah.
The public were advised to stay away from coastlines as up to 130km/h gusts were expected.
But up at Rossnowlagh beach, it appears one motorist got a little too close to the sea on Sunday as the storm arrived.
Fin McCool Surf School uploaded the video which shows a red Volkswagen Golf car being caught up in a high tide.
A Status Red wind warning was issued for Kerry, while nine other counties - including Donegal - were hit with an orange weather alert.
Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland
Storm Atiyah is expected to be followed by Storm Brendan on Thursday meaning no let up for Britain. Pictured: Strong winds did not stop walkers heading to the beach in Tynemouth in North East England. Downpours could turn to snow showers in the Midlands and the North on Tuesday and
Storm Atiyah is the first named storm of the season as winds sweep across south west of England and Wales. Met Office issued a yellow weather warning which is in place from 3pm tomorrow through to 9 am Monday. Conditions will remain unsettled across the UK after Storm Atiyah clears to the east.
Power outages have been experienced across thousands of homes and businesses after gusts of as high as 130km/h battered parts of the country.
The high winds have resulted in several fallen trees which have caused traffic delays for both road and rail users on Monday morning.
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