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The current wind picture off Ireland.
The current wind picture off Ireland.

TWO ‘orange’ warnings now in place as fresh storm brings wind, rain & snow

A flood warning was issued for the entire country this morning. Now, a wind alert has been extended to all of Munster and Leinster.
Feb 14th 2014, 12:29 PM 49,088 63

Updated at 12.29pm

ANOTHER ATLANTIC STORM is making its way across the country this afternoon, and two ‘status orange’ alerts have been issued by Met Éireann.

The most recent alert — a wind warning — affects all of Munster and Leinster.

According to the weather service, people in the area can expect it to be “wet and very windy with strong to gale force easterly winds”.

It’s forecast the winds will gust up to 120 km and that heavy rain will lead to localised flooding.

“The rain will turn to heavy, thundery showers later,” according to the latest update.

Earlier, a flood warning was issued for the entire country:

“Further disruption is possible today as another Atlantic storm tracks over Ireland producing heavy precipitation and gales in places.”

At the moment, the wind warning is due to remain in place until 3pm, while the flood warning lasts until 9pm.  However, the storm’s not expected to be as bad as the one that hit on Wednesday (that was a ‘status red’).

There is some relief coming from the constant conveyor-belt of wind and rain, however — the outlook for next Wednesday indicates a milder weather system’s on the way:

Becoming milder as a warm front moves in from the Atlantic bringing patchy drizzle and temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.
First posted at 7.17am

Read: Horse sheds at animal sanctuary ‘crushed like paper’ in storm

Read: Boil water notice issued in Cork, but lifted in parts of Limerick

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