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Ireland battered by strong winds as Met Éireann predicts more rain and blustery conditions

The first warning came into effect in Munster at 11am.

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Updated Nov 14th 2020, 6:40 PM

ALL AREAS OF the country experienced strong winds today as Status Yellow Wind warnings have been issued in every province.

Met Éireann issued four separate Status Yellow Wind warnings ahead of strong and gusty southwest to west winds. It was forecast that gusts may reach speeds of over 90 kilometres per hour.

The first warning came into effect in Munster at 11am and lasted until 3pm.

Warnings were in place in Leinster between 12pm and 6pm and in Connacht between 3pm and 6pm.

In Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, a warning will last until 9pm.

The bad news is that the rest of the weekend is expected to be unsettled. Rain is expected across the country along with what Met Éireann described as “fresh westerly winds” which it said could become strong on the coasts.  

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Along the coast, a Status Yellow Gale warning was issued at 5am in anticipation of south to southwest winds reaching gale force 8 today on Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea.

Temperatures are also set to drop as we enter next week. The national forecaster said we can expect overnight frost in places with temperatures during the day of between six and eight degrees on most days next week.

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