Met Eireann has extended the orange and yellow warnings for the whole country 1 month ago

Met Eireann has extended the orange and yellow warnings for the whole country

It's nasty out there.

So, Storm Ciara is still very much in full swing.

Which has forced Met Eireann to extend the weather warnings throughout Ireland.

Originally due to end last night, the warnings are now in place until 8pm this evening.

They read:

"Status Orange - Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry

"Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong westerly winds in coastal areas with mean speeds of 65-80km/h and gusts generally between 110 and 130km/h."

"A combination of Spring Tides and high seas will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding.Valid: 06:00 Monday 10/02/2020 to 20:00 Monday 10/02/2020Issued: 17:00 Sunday 09/02/2020."

"Status Yellow - Wind warning for Ireland"

"Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong west to southwest winds o"ver Ireland with mean speeds of 50-65km/h and gusts generally of between 90 and 110km/h, higher in Atlantic coastal areas."

"A combination of Spring Tides and high seas will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding.Valid: 17:00 Sunday 09/02/2020 to 20:00 Monday 10/02/2020 Issued: 12:00 Sunday 09/02/2020"

The actual forecast for today reads:

"Cold, very windy and wintry today. Some frost in places at first Sunny spells and occasional heavy squally rain, hail, sleet or snow showers especially across western and northern counties. Some thundery downpours also and local flooding. Strong to gale force westerly winds with severe and damaging gusts at times especially in exposed coastal regions of the west and north and with very high seas pounding the coast the danger of coastal flooding continues especially around high tides. Afternoon highs of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius and feeling bitterly cold."

Be safe out there.