Weather experts issue SEVERE alert for the ENTIRE country as powerful storm closes in

7th Nov 18 | News

Stay tuned for updates!

Bad news guys - it could take up to two weeks before we get a clear day!

The nation woke up to some very unpleasant weather this morning, but the floods and battering winds are yet to be seen.

Cathal Nolan from the Midland Weather Channel has issued a nationwide warning:

Over the course of the last couple of days I have been monitoring the charts in regards to the potential of a spell of wet and very windy weather this Friday. The latest guidance suggests that there exists the possibility of wind reaching as high as 130 km/h in some coastal areas during Friday and into Friday night.

With this in mind I have issued a severe weather alert, which may be upgraded or downgraded depending upon the evolution of the storm over the coming days. At present the storm looks like affecting all parts of the country but with coastal areas most at risk.

Presently the projected strength of the storm has the potential to produce winds of over 120 km/h, with maximum gusts at present ranging anywhere between 120-130 km/h. Some models such as ICON-EU show winds approaching 150 km/h across some southern and western coastal areas, however I don't expect those projections to be true at present.

Stay tuned for more updates over the course of today and through the remainder of the week."