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Dublin: 8°C Tuesday 19 January 2021

Some flights diverted at Dublin airport over severe winds

A wind warning came into effect at 6pm this evening.

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Updated 11.30pm

A WIND WARNING has been put in place for parts of the country with gusts of up to 120 kph expected in some areas.

Met Éireann issued a status orange alert for Donegal and a status yellow alert for Munster, Connacht, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan.

Flights were temporarily suspended at Dublin Airport over the high winds:

Some were diverted, and the airport says that passengers intending to travel early tomorrow morning should check their airline’s website for the latest updates.

The weather is also affecting electricity supplies in some parts of the country:

According to the weather service – very high waves and a risk of coastal flooding is expected for Donegal:

Southwest to west winds with mean speeds of 50 to 75 km will gust of 90 to 120 km/h. Very high waves also with the risk of coastal flooding.

The warning for Donegal was issued at 9:51 this morning, and came into effect at 6pm this evening. It will last until 6am tomorrow morning.

The yellow alert will also come into effect during these hours. Wind speeds of 50 – 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are forecast.

Weather two Source: earth.nullschool.net

The wind this morning at 10am.

- Updated 9.35pm by Aoife Barry

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