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Strong winds to hit Irish coast

By Jay Jackson, Ireland News
11 Oct 2018, 17:17 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - A status Orange weather warning is in place for all coastal counties from 11:00pm Thursday until 9:00am Friday.  

Residents are being urged to take extra care on the roads as there may be debris and possible flooding.

Extreme caution should be exercised if driving near waterways.

Residents should avoid parking cars in areas which are likely to flood or where there is the possibility of debris falling from nearby trees.

Orange status warnings have been issued for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare.

A Yellow status weather warning is in place for all other counties: Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary.

In Cork and Kerry, southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage. The Orange warning is valid from Thursday 11 October 2018 22:00, to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00.

In Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare, southeast winds veering southwest will gust generally between 100 and 130km/h, higher in some coastal areas and on high ground. Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides there is a risk of coastal flooding and damage. The Orange warning is valid from Friday 12 October 2018 00:01 to Friday 12 October 2018 13:00.

There is a strong wind warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford. South to southeast winds will gust to between 100 and 130 km/h, strongest at the coast. Along with a spell of heavy rain and high tides, there is a risk of some coastal flooding. The Orange warning is valid from Friday 12 October 2018 00:01 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00.

Status Yellow warnings in the meantime apply to Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary. South to southeast winds will gust to between 90 and 110 km/h. A spell of heavy rain will accompany the winds. The Yellow warning for these counties is valid from Friday 12 October 2018 00:01 to Friday 12 October 2018 09:00.

There is also an Orange Marine Waring in effect. Southeast winds will reach gale force 8 to storm force 10 on Thursday night in all sea areas.

 

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