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08th Feb 2020

Met Eireann issues status orange weather warning for entire country as Storm Ciara approaches

James Fenton

Met Eireann has issued a status orange wind warning for the whole of Ireland as Storm Ciara prepares to land on our shores.

Previously, an orange warning had been in place for Donegal, Galway and Mayo but that has now been extended to the rest of the country. The advisory, issued just before noon on Saturday, reads: ‘On Sunday, Storm Ciara will produce very strong southwest winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h and gusts generally up to 130km/h.’

The warning goes on to say that ‘a combination of Spring Tides and high seas, as well as stormy conditions, will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding especially along western and northwestern coasts.’

The national warning will be valid between 5am on 12pm on Sunday. Galway’s orange warning, meanwhile, is valid from 1pm until 6pm on Saturday and the warning for Donegal and Mayo is valid between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday.

More information on Met Eireann’s Storm Ciara warnings can be found here.