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A Status Orange Wind Warning Has Been Issued Until Saturday As Storm Erik Descends On Ireland

By James Fenton

February 7, 2019 at 11:29am

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Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Mayo and Galway as Storm Erik prepares to land in Ireland.

The update was issued this morning and reads 'Storm Erik: Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with some severe or damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/h. The highest winds will be in exposed coastal areas, where these values may be exceeded at times. Very high seas as well with some coastal flooding.'

The orange warning is valid from 5am until 1pm on Friday in the counties of Galway and Mayo while in Donegal it is currently valid from 9am on Friday until 6am on Saturday.

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