Status orange wind warning issued for 14 counties in Ireland
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Status orange wind warning issued for 14 counties in Ireland

THE NEW YEAR will kick off with a battering from the wind.

There's been some terrible weather conditions over the Christmas period, and it's not set to get any better as many of us will be facing some extremely harsh weather throughout the day tomorrow, thanks to Storm Eleanor.

Met Eireann had already issued a status yellow nationwide wind warning issued for the earlier part of tomorrow, but it turns out that the weather is set to get even worse as the day progresses — for 14 counties in particular.

Met Éireann has now  issued a second warning, in effect tomorrow from 17.00 until 22.00. The warning applies to Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, South Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

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The warning forecasts that "Storm Eleanor will quickly move across the country tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. West to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h, with damaging gusts are expected."

You can keep up to date with all of Met Éireann's weather warnings here.