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Met Éireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for whole country on Halloween

A rainfall warning is already in effect.

LAST UPDATE | 29 Oct 2020

A STATUS YELLOW wind warning will be in place for the whole country this Saturday – the day of Halloween. 

The forecasters said we are to expect strong to gale force southerly winds which will veer westerly and added that  “some severe gusts are possible”.


The warning is valid from 1am until 3pm on Saturday.

Currently, a Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for western and southern counties with heavy and persistent rain forecast. 

Met Éireann said that heavy rain will lead to some flooding and disruption with rainfall of between 30mm to 60mm expected up until Friday morning.

The warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick came into effect at midnight and will remain in place until 6am on Friday.

There is also a Status Yellow wind warning for Galway and Mayo from 10am to 4pm tomorrow.

Met Éireann said that strong southwest winds today will gust up to 100km/h, with mean speeds of 55-65km/h.

It also urged motorists to drive with “extreme care” due to the risk of hail showers. 

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