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13th Jan 2020

Status Orange warning remains in place for five counties

Darragh Murphy

Status Orange warning in place for several counties

Over the years, Ireland has gone through plenty of storm threats only to be met with slightly worse weather than usual but Storm Brendan was pretty legit.

The whole country was under a Status Orange wind warning on Monday morning and forecasters’ concerns were justified as Ireland was battered by strong winds and heavy rain throughout the afternoon.

The worst of the weather seems to have passed but the Status Orange warning remains in place for five counties – Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

The latest Met Eireann update on the affected counties reads: “As Storm Brendan tracks away from Ireland, southwesterly winds will continue to reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, higher in exposed areas.

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

The above orange warning is valid until midnight tonight.

A Status Yellow wind warning remains in place for Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

The yellow wind warning for the above nine counties is valid until 8pm tonight.

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