Ireland Close To A Red Warning As "Serious Weather Event" Expected To Happen This Week

By Darragh Berry

October 8, 2018 at 8:42am


If you remember, and you really should remember, a certain Storm was a major talking point around this time last year too.

Storm Ophelia put the whole country into shutdown as red warnings were issued for Ireland as 185km/h winds battered each corner of the island.

Well, it looks like a Storm nearly as big as Ophelia is about to hit Ireland this Friday according to Weather Experts.

Storm Callum won't be as strong as Ophelia, but will still bring colossal wind speeds of nearly 150km/h.


"I try to keep my forecasts realistic and not hype events especially 5 days out but this could be a serious weather event, keep a close eye on weather forecasts this week and please respect any Weather Warnings that may be issued," said Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather.

This was then backed up by BBC Weatherman Barra Best as well as a weather forecast on RTÉ's 9 O'Clock news.

As it stands at the moment, Met Éireann has just issued a status yellow rainfall warning for three counties.


Mayo, Donegal and Sligo could potentially experience "a slow moving band of rain bringing heavy and persistent rain over the period with rainfall amounts of 25-50mm expected.

"There is potential for higher amounts in mountainous regions. Spot flooding possible.
Further rainfall is expected to follow Monday night and Tuesday."

The warning is just in place until 6pm on Monday but it won't be the last you hear this week about Storm Callum.

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