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Storm warning for Christmas


Met Eireann have issued yet another storm warning, this time for Christmas.  The orange alert weather warning was issued this afternoon and will be called Eva under the new Anglo-Irish storm naming system. This is the fifth storm to hit Ireland this winter alone following storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh and Desmond.

The status orange warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare includes

“southerly winds veering southwest of mean speeds of 60 to 65km/hgusting 100 to 110km/h expected, with stronger winds of mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 120km/h at times between 1600 and 2100hrs.”

This is in effect from 1pm until midnight tomorrow.

Meanwhile a status Yellow warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford was as follows:

“Southerly winds of mean speeds of 60 to 65km/h gusting 100 to 110km/h expected Wednesday evening and early Wednesday night.”

This is in effect from 1pm tomorrow until midnight tomorrow.

For more information click here. And as always, during storm warnings try not to make any unnecessary journeys!