Met Éireann gives an update on when Storm Brendan will arrive in Ireland
The country is gearing up for Storm Brendan, with weather warnings and cautions currently being put in place.
Met Éireann has given an update on when the winds of Brendan will arrive, with the first effects of it coming within the hour.
The weather forecaster said: "A band of very severe and damaging winds, associated with #StormBrendan is expected to move from west to east across the country between 11am and 3pm today, gusts to 130km/h expected with potentially higher gusts in exposed areas.
The band is linked to the back edge of a cold front and as it passes the heavy rain will clear to squally showers. Further very severe winds expected on Connacht and Donegal coasts through the rest of the day. pic.twitter.com/SxYU1q7BF3
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 13, 2020
"The band is linked to the back edge of a cold front and as it passes the heavy rain will clear to squally showers. Further very severe winds expected on Connacht and Donegal coasts through the rest of the day."
The Irish Coast Guard has also warned to stay away from the sea as waves can be unpredictable.
Breaking waves along the coast can be unpredictable and quickly drag you away.
— Irish Coast Guard (@IrishCoastGuard) January 13, 2020
Dublin City Council made a statement this morning, saying that they are erecting flood defences along coastal areas.
"Dublin City Council has been monitoring the forthcoming unsettled weather following advice from Met Eireann and The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management.
"As a result, Dublin City Council will be erecting flood defences and closing the car parks at Clontarf and Sandymount from 6am Monday 13th January 2020.
"It is expected that these will reopen later on Monday afternoon. It may also be necessary to close some flood gates along the River Dodder in the Ballsbridge area. Dublin City Council will continue to monitor the weather over the next few days."
Be careful out there today.