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26th Nov 2018

Storm Diana Set To Hit Ireland This Week As Met Éireann Issues Weather Warnings

Kiara Keane

Storm Diana is expected to arrive in Ireland later this week, bringing heavy rain and severe winds.

Met Éireann has now issued yellow weather warnings for several parts of the country as it gears up for Storm Diana.

Heavy rainfall is predicted to hit Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway and Mayo later tonight and into Tuesday.

The weather warning will stay in place until 3pm tomorrow.

Storm Diana was named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service and is currently looking like it’s going to hit the Azores before making its way over to the UK and Ireland on Wednesday.

UK weather forecasters also said they are expecting winds of up to 96 km/h to hit coastal areas in the west later this week.

Craig Snell from the Met Office said they “are looking at the areas around the Irish Sea coast being worst hit”, though the storm is expected to have lost some of its intensity by the time it hits Ireland.

Main image via @CarlowWeather

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