Status Orange Warning For Wind And Snow

A status orange wind and snow warning has been issued by Met Éireann from 13:00 today (Thursday).

The forecaster said that winds of up to 75 km/h are expected in coastal areas and this could increase up to 110 km/h later into the evening.

The worst wind is expected in counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare.

It has also warned that snow of up 6cm is expected in counties Cavan and Monaghan.

A status yellow warning remains in place for Connacht, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Donegal, Clare, Kerry and Tipperary.


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