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11th Jan 2020

As Storm Brendan tracks towards Ireland, 11 counties receive orange warning

Darragh Murphy

Storm Brendan is approaches

Storm Brendan is set to bring heavy winds to parts of Ireland next week.

Met Eireann have issued a Status Orange wind warning for no fewer than 11 counties as Storm Brendan tracks towards the northwest of the country.

While most counties on the east coast of Ireland have escaped with a Status Yellow wind warning, those in the west can expect significantly worse weather.

One orange wind warning, which is valid from 7am on Monday morning to 3pm that afternoon, has been issued for Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

The Status Orange wind warning issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, however, is expected to last even longer and is valid from 7am on Monday morning to midnight that night.

Both orange weather warnings from Met Eireann read: “As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas.

“There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge.”

On Friday, Met Eireann released a weather advisory which warned the public that a series of weather warnings were likely in the coming days amid a period of very unsettled weather around the country.