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.'
Wind Warnings issued for Storm Erik
Status Orange: for Donegal, Galway & Mayo.
Gusts to 130 km/h
Status Yellow: for all areas
Gusts to 110 km/h
Valid from Friday 5am (Validity times vary).https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt #StormErik pic.twitter.com/5H6TVe57QZ
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 7, 2019
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.
Weather warning Galway & Mayo: Storm Erik, S/west to west winds will reach speeds of 65 to 80km/h with severe/damaging gusts of 110 to 130km/h. High seas are forecast with some coastal flooding. Valid 5am Friday to 1pm Friday #BeSafe#slowdown pic.twitter.com/xeG4idAnix
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 7, 2019