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27th Nov 2018

An Orange Weather Warning Has Been Issued By Met Éireann As Storm Diana Approaches

Kiara Keane

A status orange wind warning has just been issued for Wednesday as Storm Diana makes its way across the Atlantic towards Ireland.

There was chaos for commuters this morning as gale force winds and torrential rain battered the country, though the storm won’t actually hit Ireland until tonight.

Gales of up to 130km/h are expected to batter the country on Wednesday, with the orange warning covering Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Galway and Clare.

Met Éireann said, ‘Severe winds associated with Storm Diana on Wednesday: South to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h will gust 110 to 130 km/h.

‘High Seas also, with a risk of coastal flooding.’

They had already issued 16 counties with status yellow wind and rain warnings which were to remain in place until 2pm today.

READ MORE: Hate To Break It To You, But Storm Diana’s Not Even Here Yet