Met Éireann issue weather advisory for entire country ahead of expected Storm Callum
A weather advisory has been issued for the entire country.
As mentioned yesterday, a storm is predicted to hit Ireland Thursday night and Friday and in advance of this, Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory notice for the whole country.
It applies to Thursday night, Friday & Saturday but it's important to note that this is an advisory, not a warning and warnings will follow in due course, if necessary.
"A spell of wet and very windy, possibly stormy, weather is expected on Thursday night/ Friday morning as a deep depression tracks Northwards to the West of Ireland. There is the risk of coastal flooding due to high tides and surge.
"Later Friday and continuing into Saturday there is the potential for some high totals of rainfall and flooding due to another area of low pressure and series of weather fronts, with the East and South particularly at risk".
It comes into operation at 11 pm on Thursday night and is in place until 9 pm on Saturday.
If this storm does materialise, it will be called Storm Callum. Carlow Weather shared an update earlier, explaining that "damaging gusts" are expected.
Of course, this is all subject to change and it's wise to keep an eye on Met Éireann over the coming days.
Latest GFS charts just rolling out keep the system that may be called #StormCallum close to our West coast with damaging gusts. It will be very interesting to see the latest track on the ECMWF charts later. pic.twitter.com/TWqica2xqc
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) October 9, 2018
Image via Twitter: Carlow Weather