SEVERE WEATHER ALERT - STRONG WINDS TONIGHT AND POWER OUTAGES
Very strong winds now and continuing to strengthen lastest wind speeds show gusts of over 100km/hr across much of the southwest, west and northwest of Ireland.
Severe and damaging gusts along with potential damaging gusts and power outages will occur as this second wave of wind sweeps over Ireland.
Travel with extreme caution if out on the roads as driving conditions are very difficult due to the combination of strong winds and rain.
Winds will become strong as we move towards midnight. There is also a number of power outage beginning to occur across southwestern and western areas.
Careful if you are travelling on the roads tonight there will be a high risk of trees down and branches on roads.
Flooding will also be a issue on some roads
Anyone traveling in a high sided vehicle vehicles should be very cautious of strong cross winds.
A Orange weather warning fro strong winds is currently in place for Mayo and Galway this morning and will remain in place until 13:00hrs today. A orange warning for strong winds will come into effect for Co.Donegal at 09:00hrs this morning and remain in place over the whole day right into 06:00hrs Saturday 9th February 2019. A yellow wind warning is in place for the rest of Ireland for today and ends at 06:00hrs Saturday 9th February 2019
ORANGE WIND WARNING - DONEGAL
Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with some severe or damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/h. The highest winds will be in exposed coastal areas, where these values may be exceeded at times.
Very high seas as well with some coastal flooding.
YELLOW WIND WARNING - REST OF IRELAND
Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 80 to 110 km/h. Along exposed Atlantic coasts these values may be exceeded for a while and with very high seas this will give the risk of coastal flooding.
YELLOW RAINFALL WARNING - DONEGAL, MAYO, GALWAY & KERRY
30 to 40 mm rainfall expected with risk of spot flooding, especially on coasts and hills.
Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel
2019 CALENDAR NOW ON SALE