Met Éireann has shared another warning regarding 'Storm Brian'
This doesn’t sound particularly promising.
Met Éireann has warned that the weather system that may become Storm Brian will undergo something called ‘explosive cyclogenesis’ in the next 24 hours ahead of what’s set to be a pretty miserable couple of days.
On Wednesday, two days after ex-Hurricane Ophelia wreaked havoc in parts of the country, Met Éireann issued two status yellow weather warnings, a rainfall warning for the entire province of Munster and eight counties in Leinster and a wind warning for the entire country.
The latter warning is in effect from 6 pm on Friday until shortly before midnight on Saturday night, with gusts of up to 110km/h expected, with coastal counties set to be the worst affected.
On Thursday morning, Met Éireann warned that the weather system approaching Ireland will undergo ‘explosive cyclogenesis’, which a spokesperson for Met Éireann described as a “a deepening area of low pressure”.
Speaking to JOE.ie, the spokesperson said:
"At the moment, we're reviewing the warnings, but it does look like the worst affected areas will be the south-west and the south, with the low tracking in across the west coast, maybe around Clare, overnight on Friday night and then into the Irish sea on Saturday.
"To the south of the low you get the strongest winds, so they could possibly touch into the orange category in coastal parts of the south and south-west."
Met Éireann will be regularly reviewing the situation throughout the weekend and will provide updates on the Met Éireann website.