STORM ERIK BEGINS TO BATTER THE WEST OF IRELAND IN THE LAST HOUR
A number of power faults are now occurring across the southwest, west and northwest this morning as storm Erik passes of the northwest of Ireland, Currently around 1000 home with out power
Storm Erik is now beginning to hit hard along the west coast of Ireland in the last hour winds have gone from a status yellow wind warning speeds to Orange wind warning speed strongest winds have been recorded at Belmullet Mayo at 7am and Mace Head Galway
Belmullet Mayo a gust of 115km/hr has been recorded with a mean wind speed of 83km/hr
Mace head Galway a gust of 122km/hr has been recorded with a mean wind speed of 83km/hr
Gardaí across Galway and Mayo say while conditions have deteriorated, all routes are passable and there has been no contact from the public in relation to debris or fallen trees on any roads.
Salthill promenade in Galway is closed due to high seas.
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, MAYO & GALWAY
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