Weather Warnings Issued Ahead Of Storm Barney

Two weather warnings are currently in place across Ireland as Storm Barney arrives.

A Status Orange, "Be Prepared", wind warning has been issued for Dublin, Wicklow, Galway, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.

Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 75km/h, with gusts expected to reach 100-125km/h.

The warning was issued at 21:00 on Monday and remains in place for 24 hours, when it will be reviewed.

There is also a Status Yellow, "Be Aware", warning is in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford

West to southwest winds are expected to reach speeds of 55 to 65 km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h during Tuesday afternoon.


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