Met Éireann have issued three fresh weather warnings ahead of Storm Brendan 1 week ago

Met Éireann have issued three fresh weather warnings ahead of Storm Brendan

Met Éireann have issued three fresh weather warnings ahead of Storm Brendan.

The weather warnings include two orange wind warnings and one yellow wind warning.

 

The first status orange wind warning covers Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from 7am on January 13 until 11.59pm on the same day.

"As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas," a Met Éireann forecaster said, adding that there is a "significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge."

The second orange wind warning covers Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford from 7am on Monday, January 13 until 3pm on the same day.

Forecasters have predicted southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas.

The yellow wind warning covers Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary. It comes into effect at 7am on Monday, January 13 until 11.59pm on the same day.

"As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h, highest in coastal areas," the weather forecaster said.

"There is a risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge."