Status Orange wind warning ahead of Storm Atiyah

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2019

The status yellow warning, which was issued this Friday evening, warns of strong winds between 7pm on Saturday and 12 midday on Sunday.

Strong winds will hit the country as a deep area of low pressure crosses the United Kingdom from the west on Sunday and Monday, bringing gusts of up to 80mph around Irish coasts and 70mph around the South West of England.

Gusts of between 110 to 130km/h are expected, while there will be strong winds and the possibility of coastal flooding too.

The warning comes in to force at 3pm Sunday afternoon and runs through to 9am on Monday morning.

Earlier today, Met Éireann have issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.

Met Éireann forecasters say they will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend and warnings will be issued as required and have urged the public to keep in touch with weather updates.

Becoming mainly dry tonight with just a few isolated showers continuing in the north and northwest.

This morning was mostly cloudy with showers for many areas, before it becomes bright at times this afternoon, especially in the West - although there will also be heavy showers, some thundery in Wales and southern England. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees.

"As well as strong winds there will be large coastal waves in the south west, so bare this in mind before heading out in these regions". The further outlook looks like temperatures around normal for the time of year, with rain or showers at times.

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