3 separate wind warnings issued for western counties

Met Éireann has issued three separate wind warnings for counties in the west of the country, with forecasted gusts of up to 110kph in these areas over the next 24 hours.

All three warnings are Status Yellow warnings. The first warning, which came into effect at 7:00pm this evening, Thursday, May 21, is for counties Clare and Kerry.

South-east winds, veering south-westerly, will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph in these counties, while gusts of 90kph to 110kph can be expected in coastal areas and on exposed hills and mountains. This warning is valid until 5:00pm tomorrow, Friday, May 22.

The second warning is for counties Galway and Mayo, and comes into effect from 9:00pm tonight.

In these counties, south to south-east winds, veering south-westerly early tomorrow, will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph, with gusts of 90kph to 110kph expected. Higher speeds will occasionally be higher in coastal areas and on exposed hills and mountains.

This warning is valid until 9:00pm tomorrow night.

Finally, the third warning applies to counties Donegal and Sligo, and comes into effect at 6:00am tomorrow morning.

Southerly winds veering south-westerly will reach a similar range of speeds seen in other areas that will be under warnings, with mean speeds expected to get up to between 50kph and 65kph, and gusts of 90kph to 110kph.

The gusts will be mainly felt in coastal areas and on exposed hills and mountains.

This warning is valid until 9:00pm tomorrow.

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