Storm Imogen set to batter Ireland with 120kph winds

High winds and seas set to arrive overnight
High winds and seas set to arrive overnight

Met Eireann have issued a number of weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Imogen to our shores on Monday

The weather service issued the warnings last night.

They have issued their second highest level, a Status Orange, for Cork and Kerry, who they warn will face wind speeds of 65 to 75 kph with gusts of 100 to 120 kph, from 2am Monday to 9am Monday.

Also in Munster Clare, Limerick and Waterford have been issued with a Status Yellow warning for the same time, with winds hitting 55 to 65 kph, with gusts of 90 to 100 kph, in those counties.

Met Eireann have also issued a Status Yellow warning for the entire country over the latest winter storm to arrive.

It reads: 

'An Atlantic depression will track eastwards and bring storm force winds to southwest and southern coasts of Ireland on Sunday night and Monday morning. Consequently this feature will be called Storm Imogen.

'There will also be extreme waves along the southwest and west coast during this period with wave heights of between 12 and 15m possible.'

Imogen will also bring heavy showers of rain but so far Met Eireann have issued no flood warnings in relation to the storm.