Met Éireann issue four new weather warnings ahead of Storm Brian 3 years ago

Met Éireann issue four new weather warnings ahead of Storm Brian

Some of the warnings cover the whole country.

Met Éireann have five weather warnings in place, including four news ones, as Storm Brian is set to hit Ireland this weekend.

The national forecaster confirmed the new cautions on Thursday afternoon, including an updated weather advisory for people across the country.

 

There's a status orange wind warning for Galway and Mayo which will come into effect at 6.00 am on Saturday, lasting until 6pm the same day.

Met Éireann are warning that Northwest winds will be reaching average speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h in coastal areas of Connacht.

There's also the risk of some coastal flooding as Storm Brian begins to head Eastwards across the central and Southern parts of the country.

There's also a status orange wind warning in place for Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford this Saturday, which will come into effect at one minute past midnight and last until noon.

Forecasters say there will be West to Southwest winds moving Northwest, which will reach average speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h in coastal areas of Munster and Wexford.

There's also the risk of some coastal flooding as Storm Brian tracks Eastwards across the central and Southern areas of the country.

second weather warning

There's a status yellow wind warning in place for the whole of the country, which is coming into place at 10pm on Friday and will last for 24 hours.

Met Éireann have said there will be West to Southwest winds in Southern areas that will become Northwest almost countrywide.

The winds will reach average speeds up to 65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h at times.

The fourth warning is a yellow weather advisory for the whole of the country, where the national forecaster confirmed they named the storm Storm Brian.

They explained:

"This action was taken due to a potential risk of orange level winds developing in coastal regions of a number of counties in the west and southwest Friday night and on Saturday.

"A rapidly deepening depression in the mid-Atlantic (Storm Brian) is expected to fill as it tracks over parts of Ireland overnight Friday and early on Saturday.

"In general, the winds in most parts of the country will not be as severe as on Monday."

The weather advisory also warns that various areas of the country will have strong winds at different times throughout the day, while the northern counties will most likely not encounter peak winds until Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath.

The caution, which will remain in place until midnight on Thursday, warns of heavy rain expected with possible accumulations between 30mm and 50mm.