Status Orange weather alert issued as storm Dylan advances
Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning for 12 counties as storm Dylan is expected to hit Irish shores tomorrow night.
The national weather warning is in place for counties: Galway; Leitrim; Mayo; Roscommon; Sligo; Cavan; Monaghan; Donegal; Louth; Longford; Westmeath; and Meath.
Forecasters expect that the storm, set to arrive on Saturday night / early Sunday morning, will track northeastwards through Donegal Bay, and up along the north Ulster coast.
Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, and the rest of Leinster, including counties Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly.
Met Eireann expects that south-west winds from storm Dylan will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65kph, with gusts up to 100kph, from late Saturday night until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Both weather warnings will come into effect from 9:00pm tomorrow night, and will remain in place until 6:00am on Sunday morning.
Storm Dylan will affect Ireland on Saturday night to early Sunday morning. Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Wind have been issued for most counties of Ireland, please see details at https://t.co/wwmcFgkRrX for Forecasts and Warning Updates
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 29, 2017
Additionally, a Status Yellow wind warning also remains in place until lunchtime today for south Wexford, Galway, north Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and south Waterford.
The south-west winds are gradually veering westerly this morning; average wind speeds of between 50 and 65kph, with gusts of up to 110kph, were recorded in some areas.