‘Status Orange’ weather warning in effect

Patrick Conboy

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Patrick Conboy

A wave crashes into the jetty at Barley Harbour, Newtowncashel during stormy weather earlier this week. Photo: Declan Gilmore
With another Atlantic storm tracking over Ireland, Met Éireann has issued ‘Status Orange’ wind and flood warnings.

With another Atlantic storm tracking over Ireland, Met Éireann has issued ‘Status Orange’ wind and flood warnings.

The meteorological service has warned of high winds with mean speeds of 55-70km/h, and gusts of up to 85-120km/h.

Heavy rain is also expected, which will lead to localised flooding, and this will turn to heavy, thundery showers later.

In addition, there are currently two ‘Status Yellow’ weather alerts in place, warning of 30mm-45mm of rainfall over the next 24 hours, and a snow-ice warning of accumulations of up to 3cm in places.