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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 28 May, 2016

Three more weather warnings issued as Storm Henry whips in

The storm will be at its strongest early tomorrow night.

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Updated at 2.45pm

MET ÉIREANN has issued three further weather advisories today before another storm, named Henry, sweeps across the country tomorrow.

It follows last week’s Storm Gertrude and will be the eighth system to be named under the recently-introduced Anglo-Irish storm naming scheme.

A provisional yellow alert was issued yesterday, as the storm approached.

That’s been replaced with three separate warnings today – including one orange alert, the second most serious warning.

Here are the details:

Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick

Covering: 10pm tonight until midnight tomorrow.

Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 130 km/h during Sunday night and through Monday. Winds will peak during Monday afternoon and evening and will be at their strongest along the coasts.

Status Yellow wind warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford

Covering: 10pm tonight until midnight tomorrow.

Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds between 45 and 65 km/h with gusts between 90 and 110 km/h during Sunday night and through Monday. Winds will peak during Monday afternoon and evening.

Status Yellow weather advisory for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry

Covering: Midday tomorrow until midnight.

Exceptional wave heights, possibly reaching 12 to 15 metres, during Monday along Atlantic coasts.

Here’s the outlook for tomorrow:

Monday will be very windy countrywide and likely to turn stormy in the north and northwest. Strong to gale force and gusty west to southwest winds will bring damaging gusts with the brunt of the winds felt along Atlantic coasts. There’ll be occasional rain or showers with some bright or sunny spells. Temperatures will fall steadily through the day to between 5 and 8 degrees by mid-afternoon.

And for Monday night:

Very strong to gale force winds at first on Monday night with some further damaging gusts especially in northern parts of the country. The winds will moderate overnight but will remain strong. Showers will affect mainly northern and western parts with some wintry falls over northern hills and possibly some frost forming in places towards dawn in spite of the wind as it turns much colder.

It will stay cold on Tuesday with rain, hail or snow showers, particularly in the north and west.

The rest of today will be cloudy and misty with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

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