Met Éireann issues 'Status Orange' wind warnings across Ireland as Storm Brendan nears
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Met Éireann issues 'Status Orange' wind warnings across Ireland as Storm Brendan nears

IRELAND IS bracing itself for the imminent arrival of Storm Brendan with Met Éireann issuing Status Orange wind warnings for much of the country.

Orange weather wind alerts have been issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo until midnight.

Alerts have also been put in place for the counties Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Waterford until 3pm.

It comes ahead of the arrival of Storm Brendan which is due to hit Ireland from 7am this Monday, January 13.

 

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Ireland’s national weather forecaster is predicting average wind speeds of 65-80km/h, with gusts of 110-130km/h.

Coastal routes and communities could be particularly affected by the storm with Met Éireann warning there is a significant risk of coastal flooding in the days ahead.

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary.

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The warning has been put in place for 7am Monday, January 13 running through until midnight.

The severe conditions are likely to cause travel disruption, with those in affected areas advised to take extra care driving on any exposed routes.

Unsettled conditions are likely to remain in place for the rest of next week, with further disruption likely.