Met Eireann issues two weather warnings as storm Brian is set to batter the country over the weekend with winds in excess of 110kph – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Met Eireann issues two weather warnings as storm Brian is set to batter the country over the weekend with winds in excess of 110kph




The country yet again looks like it will be battered by high winds over the coming days ahead as storm Brian is set to reach Irish shores by Friday.

According to the national forecaster Met Eireann the country will experience strong winds and heavy rainfall throughout Friday and Saturday with western areas expected to bare the brunt of the storm.

Met Eireann say the storm which comes less than a week after storm Ophelia battered the country, will not be as powerful but it will cause some damage in most parts.

It is expected the powerful storm will bring winds in the region of 130kph at its peak but the worst of the weather will be experienced in the West, South West and the South East of the country.

The national forecaster has said an orange wind and rainfall weather warning is place for western regions whilst the rest of the country has been issued a yellow status wind and rainfall warning.

It is understood the orange wind warning has been placed on counties Galway, Mayo, Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford with winds expected to reach 130kph.

Meanwhile the rest of the country are expected to receive less severe winds although they could still potentially reach 110kph. 

Met Eireann say there is a high risk of flooding over the weekend especially in costal regions with high tides expected.

The latest weather warning will remain in place from 6am on Friday until 6pm Saturday evening.  

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