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Wind warnings issued as Storm Imogen hits Ireland

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Wind warnings issued as Storm Imogen hits Ireland

Met Eireann last night issued three weather warnings which remain valid until mid-day today.

A Status Orange warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry where westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75 km/h with gusts of 100 to 130 km/h.

A Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for Wexford, Clare, Limerick and Waterford where winds will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

A third warning has also been issued for the entire country as Met Eireann warns:

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.