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Updated Orange and Yellow wind alerts as tail end of Storm Barra lashes Ireland

Orange and Yellow wind warnings are in place
Members of the public brave the bad weather due to Storm Barra in Dublins City Centre. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of the public brave the bad weather due to Storm Barra in Dublins City Centre. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Clodagh Meaney

Met Eireann have issued updated weather warnings as Ireland feels the tail end of Storm Barra.

This morning the national forecaster issued a Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, advising the public that disruption to power and travel are likely.

Northwesterly winds are set to reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, with localised stronger winds likely.

Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected in the county.

The warning remains valid until 2pm today.

Meanwhile a Status Yellow wind warning is in place across 17 counties.

The alert is valid for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo localised, strong winds are likely as the north-westerly winds reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of up to 100 km/h.

It will remain in place across Leinster and Connacht until 2pm today.

Meanwhile, a separate Status Yellow wind warning will be in place across Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo from 2pm to 5pm today.

Northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of up to 100 km/h with localised stronger winds likely.

Waves crashing onto the rocks in Bantry Bay West Cork, after Storm Barra hit the UK and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow (Andy Gibson/PA)

Waves crashing onto the rocks in Bantry Bay West Cork, after Storm Barra hit the UK and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow (Andy Gibson/PA)

Tomorrow will see an overall cloudy start with scattered outbreaks of rain, and moderate southerly winds.

A clearance to sunny spells and scattered blustery showers will follow into the afternoon with freshening westerly winds. Highest temperatures of seven to 11 degrees.

Tomorrow night will see cold with showers across counties on the west coast, some of hail with sleet on high ground. Lowest temperatures of one to three degrees, in a rather brisk westerly wind.


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