Waterford joins Cork and Kerry in a Status Orange rain warning for tomorrow, while a new orange wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann in all three counties as Storm Agnes approaches, reports RTE.
Strong and gusty southerly winds and strong and destructive gusts are forecast between 9am and 3pm with heavy and sometimes heavy rain.
A yellow wind warning has also been issued for Leinster and Munster and a separate yellow rain warning has been issued for Carlow, Dublin, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
Both will come into force at 7:00 am tomorrow and remain in force till midnight.
As Storm Agnes moves north over Ireland there could be disruption in places, with Met Éireann saying it will be very windy and heavy rain could cause localized flooding.
Forecasters previously said there would be heavy rain and strong winds, but “not be an apocalyptic storm”.
It said the conditions resulted in difficult travel conditions, power outages, downed trees, coastal flooding and poor visibility.
Senior meteorologist with Met Éireann Gerry Murphy said: “So overnight, we’re going to see the rainfall pushing up across the country and that won’t reach the northeast by morning but it’ll reach much of the country by morning. And that’ll be the first thing to get from Agnes,” reports RTE.
“This is certainly a storm depression and will certainly bring stormy conditions off the south coast and off the east coast and if the low pressure tracks further north, certainly the winds will be stronger overland as well in Munster and Leinster – in which case the warnings will increase to orange, but over land, over Ireland, it is high yellow, low orange, it is not an apocalyptic storm,” he added, reports RTE.
A Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for Northern Ireland.
It will be valid from tomorrow 12:00 to Thursday 7:00
Agnes was named by the UK Met Office and is the first named storm of the season, reports RTE.
The system will bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK tomorrow and Thursday.
“There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris,” according to the forecaster, reports RTE.
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