Met Éireann has declared a weather front barrelling towards Ireland Storm Deirdre and upgraded its weather warning.
Forecaster Siobhán Ryan revealed details in an unscheduled weather forecast after the Late Late Show on RTÉ 1.
#StormDeirdre has been named by @MetEireann , bringing severe gales to Irish Sea coasts on Saturday. It will also bring a spell of wet & very windy weather to western parts of the UK, with yellow warnings for wind & rain in force for Saturday. Stay #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/Hp3LZFgMCl— Met Office (@metoffice) December 14, 2018
The forecaster says the developing depression will track northeast over Ireland during Saturday afternoon and evening and will bring wet and windy weather to all areas.
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Winds are likely to reach 130kmph while relentless rain is also promised in the storm which is the fourth Atlantic storm of the winter.
A Status Orange wind warning has been issued.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 14, 2018
Valid for: Ireland
Valid from: 15:00 to 23:00 Saturday 15th December.
Mean winds 65 km/h with gusts of 100 to 130 km/h
For full details please see https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt pic.twitter.com/Kk46m2o76B