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Storm Eunice - National Weather Warnings

Storm Eunice will track quickly over Ireland tonight and Friday morning bringing severe and damaging winds for a time. A Status Orange Wind Warning is in operation for Tipperary overnight from 03:00am until 11:00am tomorrow. This warning also is in place for counties Limerick, Kilkenny and other southern counties of Leinster.

A Status Red Wind Warning is in operation for Waterford - valid from 07:00am to 11:00am.

A Status Red Wind Warning is in operation for Cork, Kerry, and Clare from 03:00am - 08:00am. Southwest winds veering Northwest will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with gusts in excess of 130 km/h. Some coastal flooding, especially at high tide. As weather effects do not stop at county boundaries, some areas of Tipperary may feel the effects of the 'Red' warning applied to Cork and Waterford.

Motorists are advised to take care when travelling on the roads in the morning, to reduce their speed and remain vigilant at all times as fallen trees, debris or spot flooding may be present.

Picture: Met Éireann

It is advised to:

  • anchor objects outdoors which are too large to store away
  • have flashlights and battery operated candles at the ready in the event of a loss of power
  • ensure that elderly persons have a fully-charged mobile phone, are stocked up on fuels for their fires

Heavy rain is also expected with the entire country on a yellow rain warning. Some disruption is likely along with a possibility of coastal and spot flooding. Heavy sleet and snow leading to blizzard-like conditions are expected with Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, and Roscommon under a Status Orange Snow Warning.