Met Éireann issues Status Yellow weather warning.
Met Éireann has extended weather warnings for all 26 counties with winds of up to 100 km/ph expected to hit on Saturday night.
The warning was extended to counties down the middle of the island on Saturday morning. The forecaster is also warning that wind and rain will be followed by a big drop in temperatures.
A Status Yellow wind warning is valid for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford from Saturday night into Sunday morning.
From early tonight and overnight the forecaster expects north to northwest winds to reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 100 km/hr.
More below tweet
WEEKEND WEATHER— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 25, 2019
Fri: Cloudy, mostly dry. Scattered patches of mist & drizzle. 10 to 12°C
Sat: Rain widespread in the morning, heavy showers later. Turning colder. Becoming windy. 6 to 8C
Sun: Gusty NW winds. Mostly dry, sunny spells. Feeling cold. 5 to 8°Chttps://t.co/j8i4Q3TEwU pic.twitter.com/K5lyCg5jy4
The warning, which is not of storm status, is valid from Saturday night through to Sunday morning.
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A Status Yellow warning is issued by Met Éireann to notify those at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. The conditions do not pose an immediate threat to the general population.
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