Storm Brendan Status Red level gusts have been recorded on land in Ireland while waves have exceeded 30 feet in the Atlantic.
Observations from Met Éireann show that a gust of 135 km per hour has been recorded Roche's Point in Cork where the average mean speed has reached 93 km per hour at 11am. A gust of 122 km per hour was recorded at noon.
Gusts exceeding 100 km per hour have been recorded at observation stations right along the west coast.
Meanwhile, measurements recorded by the forecaster's weather buoy off the west coast of Ireland in the Atlantic show a wave height of more than 30 feet or 9.9 metres at 11am. MORE BELOW TWEET.
This EUMETSAT Airmass sequence shows #StormBrendan undergoing rapid cyclogenesis as it approaches Ireland. Status Orange warnings are in effect across the country, please monitor our website https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt for official warnings and updates. pic.twitter.com/924tFzhUda— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 13, 2020
A Status Red marine warning has been declared by Met Éireann but a Status Orange alert is in place for on land.
Met Éireann's weather warning explainer says a Status Red alert would be declared if there are widespread mean speeds in excess of 80km per hour and widespread gusts in excess of 130km per hour.
Satellite images published by Met Éireann continue to show the scale of the storm over Ireland. SCROLL THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE THE LATEST.