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30th Dec 2017

Met Éireann Issue Fresh Status Orange Weather Warning Ahead Of Storm Dylan

Darragh Berry

The New Year’s plans might have to change if Storm Dylan gets its way.

After two weather warnings yesterday, Met Éireann has issued yet another set of weather warnings for Ireland for the weekend.

A status Orange Wind Warning has been giving for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath and Clare.

“Saturday and Sunday morning, Storm Dylan will track northeastwards close to Connacht and Ulster coasts. The biggest impact from the storm will be in western and northern counties with west to southwest winds reaching mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 125 km/h. High seas along the west coast too with the risk of coastal flooding.”

The issue was given on Saturday morning at 8am and will be in place from Saturday night at 9pm until Sunday at 12pm.

A status yellow wind warning has also been issued for the following places in Ireland: Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

“Saturday and Sunday morning as Storm Dylan tracks to the northwest of the country, west to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 45 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.”

That warning was issued at the same time and is valid for the same period of time as the status Orange alert.

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