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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Orange Alert: More "violent gusts" at coasts as new storm bears down on the West

The new system is set to hit tomorrow morning.

Fenit, County Kerry earlier this month.
Fenit, County Kerry earlier this month.
Image: vivian philips via Flickr/Creative Commons

MET ÉIREANN HAS issued another ‘orange alert’ warning as another system of stormy weather approaches the west coast.

The fresh warning was issued at 7am, and covers the hours between 9am and 6pm tomorrow.

The worst effects will be felt in Wexford, Galway, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Met Éireann head of forecasting Gerald Fleming said there would be further “violent gusts” in coastal areas, but that the stormy weather would “pass quickly”.

Meanwhile, an orange snow-ice warning remains in effect in Donegal. The county’s been experiencing wintry showers since yesterday afternoon, and the weather service says snow is likely to persist on higher ground, above 500 feet.

There’s also a ‘status yellow’ snow-ice warning in place for Longford, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan and all of Connacht.

The outlook for the rest of the week is for a cold day with some scattered showers on Thursday. Further windy weather is expected to hit Munster and Leinster late on Friday, bringing falls of sleet and snow in some areas.

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