20/10/2017

Weather Warnings Issued For Wind And Rain

A number of weather warnings have been issued as Storm Brian is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for counties Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford.

West to southwesterly winds, veering northwest, are expected to reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110-130 km/h.

Two Status Yellow warnings have been issued for wind and rain.

A wind warning has been issued for the whole of Ireland, while a rainfall warning has been issued for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

Heavy rain with accumulations of 30 to 50mm are expected over the period.

The warnings were issued on Thursday night are are valid from 9am today, Friday 19 October, until 9pm on Saturday 21 October.

(MH/JP)

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