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 , the Irish National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather Southwesterly winds , later veering northwesterly, will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km / h with gusts between Status Yellow - Wind warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon
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 a Status Yellow wind warning for eight counties with gusts of 110km/h 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, , , , , , and
"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.
"Winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains."
Met Eireann issues Status Orange weather warning for eight counties as Storm Atiyah to batter Ireland
The alert is in place for Donegal and Mayo tomorrow, starting at 7am and finishing 6pm
Met Éireann is the National Meteorological Service of Ireland and one of its most important roles is to issue weather forecasts and warnings for Ireland. Widespread mean speeds between 65 and 80 km / h Widespread gusts between 110 and 130 km / h . Coastal Wind Warnings Mean speeds up to
It comes as snow is expected to fall over what will be a "raw and very frosty" weekend.
Forecasters have confirmed parts of Ireland will be waking up to blanket of white snow on Sunday morning.
Showers will turn "increasingly wintry" on Saturday night, and brisk winds will hit as temperatures are set to plunge to -3C.
Aforecaster said: "Feeling raw this weekend; bright sunshine but wintry falls in places too. Very frosty at times also, with some icy stretches.
"Saturday will be very cold with an added wind factor, owing to brisk westerly winds.
"Sunshine and well scattered wintry showers will turn increasingly wintry after-dark.
"Highs of only 3 to 6 degrees. Overnight lows of 0 to -3 degrees, with lighter winds, at least for a time."
Parks and nature reserves closed as Storm Atiyah edges closer to Irish coast
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.
Ireland weather forecast : Ali is packing winds of up to 70 mph ( 110 km / h ) (Image: Getty/ Windy ). The Status Yellow warning for wind is across all of Ireland. The advisory states: “Very windy “South to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km /hr
Met Eireann is forecasting wet and windy conditions ahead of the arrival of Storm Hannah. Six counties have already been issued with orange weather warnings while a further 14 are on Status Met Eireann said: "In addition to the yellow wind alert for these counties: Southwest winds veering
It will be a frosty and icy start to Sunday and wintry showers may continue throughout the day. There will be overnight lows of -3C.
The forecaster added: "Some lying snow to begin, mainly across parts of the west and the north midlands.
"Frost and ice in parts too. Scattered wintry showers during the day, but winter sunshine at times too.
This afternoon, heavy showers in Munster, Connacht & west Ulster will extend eastwards to all areas. Some will be of hail & a few possibly thundery. Cold, with highs of 5 to 9 degrees & strengthening westerly winds, which will become strong & gusty in west by early evening.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann)
"Another very cold day, in westerly breezes, with highs of only 3 to 7 degrees.
"Breezy at times across the southern half of Ireland. Temperatures will widely fall back to -3C after-dark."
Meanwhile, the national forecaster has warned of an "ongoing risk of hail and thunder" for Thursday and Friday.
Status Yellow wind warning in place for the country tomorrow
Status Yellow wind warning in place for the country tomorrowThe wind warning from Met Éireann will be in place for 12 hours, from 12pm until close to midnight tomorrow.
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for counties Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Galway, and all of Munster. Met Éireann said winds are expected to increase to a mean speed of 50 to 65 km / h , with gusts of 90 to 110 km / h this afternoon in coastal
The winds tomorrow will increase to reach 55 to 60 km / h with the strongest being in the east. Saturday afternoon will see winds reach 55 to 65 km / h with severe gusts of 90 to 110 km / h , possibly exceeding these limits for a time. The wind warning , which is status yellow is valid from Saturday at 00:01 until
Heavy showers are forecast for both days, with highest temperatures not predicted to surpass 8C or 9C.
Friday night may also see wintry showers, as temperatures are set to plunge to 0C.
The forecaster added: "Clear spells and scattered blustery showers, some of which will turn wintry later, generally across Atlantic counties.
"Frost too, mainly for sheltered areas. Lows of 0 to 3 degrees, in brisk westerly breezes."
Weather warning defended after Elsa batters west .
Met Éireann has defended how a Status Yellow warning was updated to a Status Orange just an hour before Storm Elsa caused chaos in Galway - including damage to cars of cinema-goers who were watching 'Frozen 2'. Councillors in Galway criticised the national meteorological service after they were "caught on the hop" when the storm caused damage to cars and houses on the Atlantic coast.