LATEST VIDEO UPDATE ON STORM CALLUM FROM MET EIREANN'S HIGH RESOLUTION MODEL
Last updated 4:40 pm Thursday 11th October by Meteorologists Siobhán Ryan and Sandra Spillane
Met Éireann has named Storm Callum. Severe Orange and Yellow Wind Warnings apply for Thursday night and Friday. Note, the Severe Orange Warning has just recently been extended in time out to 18:00 on Friday for coastal areas of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare. Further warnings were being considered later Friday across parts of the south and east, with the risk for another swathe winds and rain. However the severity and likelihood of these secondary event appears to have diminished considerably.
This event is predominantly expected to be a coastal one, though the severe winds will extend to inland parts, especially overnight and very early on Friday morning.
An ORANGE level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce dangerous, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property.
Stay away from exposed coastal areas for the period of the ORANGE warning.
Drive to anticipate strong cross winds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds – slow down and give extra space to pedestrians and cyclists.
Be aware of local conditions in your area; wind strengths can vary significantly from place to place (depending on direction and local topography).