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18th Sep 2018

Weather Expert Comments On Storm Ali’s Red Alert Possibility

Darragh Berry

It has now been confirmed that Storm Ali will hit Ireland hard on Wednesday morning as the first of what could be many orange weather warnings were issued.

The current warning is for these 13 counties but it could increase before the end of the day.

Ali could reach wind speeds of up to 120km/h and it has left people wondering about the possibility of a red alert and their safety about coming into work.

Well-known BBC Weather Presenter, Barra Best has been hard at work examining the path of Storm Ali and the influence it could have on Irish Weather.

He told us that:

“Storm Ali will hit on Wednesday and the strongest winds will be in the morning and afternoon.

“It will start getting lighter from the late afternoon.”

“It is not likely to be upgraded from a status orange warning but Met Éireann would be the guys making that call.”

A couple of hours could change all of that but for the time being, it looks like we’re not heading for another Storm Emma for the moment.

Currently, there is four weather warnings active in Ireland, the orange weather warning for wind for almost half the county, a yellow warning for wind for the entire country, a gale warning and a small craft warning.

Last week, Storm Helene which was feared by some of bringing destructive weather, only gave us “mild and cloudy weather”.

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