Updated weather warning extended to 13 counties

Updated weather warning extended to 13 counties

The newest warning, associated with Storm Hector, was issued at 4pm.

A status yellow wind warning was issued to the extra areas by Met Éireann.

The status orange warning, issued at 8am this morning was a wind warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo.

The status yellow weather warning was issued for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry but the counties of Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath have since been included in the list of places to be hit worse by Storm Hector.

The winds, coming in from the south and southwest, will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Over Leinster winds will be strongest between 2am and 9am.

The latest weather warning for Storm Hector was issued Wednesday 13 June 4pm.

The status yellow wind warning is valid from today at 9pm to tomorrow at 10am.