Met Éireann issue fresh weather warnings as Storm Atiyah set to near Ireland
Including a country-wide wind warning.
Met Éireann have issued fresh weather warnings as Storm Atiyah is set to near Ireland tomorrow.
The weather forecaster had previously issued three weather warnings for different places across the country.
However, on Saturday morning, they issued a series of fresh weather warnings ahead of the storm tracking between Iceland and Ireland tomorrow.
The status orange wind warning covers Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare, Sligo, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. It will be in place from 1pm on December 8 until 6am on December 9.
"Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday, generating very strong winds across the country," the weather forecaster said. "Southwesterly winds, later veering northwesterly, will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 130km/h, possibly higher in exposed coastal areas."
Met Éireann also warned that due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding.
A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Donegal between 6pm on December 7 until 6pm on December 8, with 30 to 40 mm expected.
A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Ireland, with west to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h in places this evening, tonight and Sunday.
The warning begins at 7pm on December 7 and will remain in place until 1pm on December 8.
A status yellow wind warning for Leinster, Can, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford. It comes into effect at 1pm on Sunday, December 8 and lasts until 6am on Monday, December 9.
"Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday, generating very strong winds across the country," Met Éireann said. "Southwesterly winds, later veering northwesterly, will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 110km/h."