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18th Sep 2018

Two New Weather Warnings Issued As We Await The Big ‘Storm Ali’

Darragh Berry

We’re now in for a very wild Wednesday as Met √Čireann issue not one but two new weather warnings.

Storm Ali is expect to hit Ireland hard with the west and south-west looking to get the brunt of the impact from early inspection.

The first new warning is a Status Orange Wind warning for all of Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare and Kerry

Met √Čireann say that:

“Storm Ali will track close to the west and northwest coast from the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“South to southwest winds veering westerly will increase to mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time.

“The core of strong winds will be along Atlantic Coasts at first and will then move quickly eastwards during the morning.”

The warning is valid from 5am on Wednesday morning until Wednesday afternoon at 1pm.

There’s also a standalone Status Yellow Wind Warning for just Galway and Mayo as “very strong and gusty southwest winds” are expected in the two Connacht counties for a few hours on Tuesday evening ahead of storm Ali, giving gusts between 90 and 110 km/hr.”

This warning is valid from 8pm on Tuesday night until 10pm on Tuesday night.

Earlier, BBC Weather Presenter, Barra Best commented on Storm Ali’s red alert possibility as people started to worry about the conditions on Wednesday.

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