Met …ireann have released a NATIONWIDE weather warning for this evening

2nd Jan 18 | News

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Met Éireann have issued a status orange wind warning for Munster, Leinster and south Galway as Storm Eleanor is set to arrive today. 

The National forecasters latest alert reads:

Storm Eleanor will move in off the Atlantic later this afternoon and will move very quickly across the country this evening.

Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h., are expected.

Very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also.”

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the rest of the country with thundery rain and spot flooding also expected.

A forecaster said:

“Heavy locally thundery rain will extend from the Atlantic during the afternoon, with some spot flooding.

Turning stormy also, as strong to gale force and squally southwest winds develop later this afternoon over Munster and Leinster, veering westerly this evening, associated with storm Eleanor, giving some damaging gusts and also high seas on Atlantic coasts.

Top temperatures 8 to 13C.”