WARNING: Met Éireann issue WORRYING weather update as Storm Ali rips through the nation

19th Sep 18 | News

'Extreme caution' advised!

Met Éireann updates their status orange weather warning at 7am this morning, as Storm Ali rips through the nation.

The worrying update states that gusts of OVER 130km/h are now possible. Forecasters had previously predicted winds to reach 120km/h.

The notice reads:

"Storm Ali will track close to the west and northwest coast this morning. South to southwest winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h and gusts between 110km/h and 130 km/h for a time.

Gusts in excess of 130 km/h are possible in coastal regions of the west and northwest. The core of strong winds will be along Atlantic coasts at first, before transferring quickly eastwards during the morning."

This alert is in place until 1pm today for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare and Kerry. A nationwide Yellow alert is in place until 5pm today.