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STORM GARETH INFORMATION
Storm Gareth has been named by Met Eireann and a status orange weather warning has been issued for northwestern counties of Ireland for winds gusting between 110km/hr to 130km/hr with the risk of severe and damaging gusts expected across the west, northwest and north of Ireland on Tuesday evening, night into Wednesday morning.
Worst effected county’s will be Donegal, Derry , Antrim, Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo, especially along coastal regions where winds may gust up to 130km/hr within the warning period. Winds along the exposed coastal areas of Mayo, Donegal ,Derry, Sligo, Leitrim and Antrim may exceed 130km/hr for a time on Tuesday evening , night and Wednesday morning with gusts close to 140km/hr.
Widespread power outages could occur in Connacth and Ulster on Tuesday afternoon, evening and night into Wednesday morning as the area of low pressure passes just of to the north of Ulster into western Scotland
Away from Atlantic coastal regions winds will gust up to 90km/hr to 110km/hr with the risk of scattered power outages.
Coastal flooding and damage may occur in some western, northwestern and northern coastal areas. There will be high seas and a massive swell from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday with up to 40 foot to 50ft waves expected of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal adn Derry.
The public should avoid exposed beaches, cliffs and piers, harbour walls and promenades along the coast during storm conditions on Tuesday afternoon up until Wednesday morning and not put your life at risk as well as others at risk.
Anyone planing to travel by air or sea on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning there is likely to be some disruption and it would be important to check in before travelling .
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STORM GARETH UPDATE 21:55hrs - 12/03/19
Storm Gareth has hit Co.Donegal the Hardest on Tuesday afternoon and evening with winds still very strong and damaging in the county and for the last 9 hours winds have been gusting over 100km/hr up to 2000 esb customers with no power. The strongest gust so far has been at Malin Head over the afternoon at 130km/hr and could well be beat again tonight at the weather station located at Irelands most northerly point.
Galway has also been included in the orange warning this afternoon due to strong winds in the county.
STORM GARETH UPDATE 21:28hrs - 12/03/19
Winds still gusting up to 120k/hr in northern coastal areas the gusts have abated somewhat in the last hour elsewhere but remain strong as#stormgareth clears to the east of Scotland.
STORM GARETH UPDATE 20:33hrs - 12/03/19
Very strong winds in the west and northwest right now with strong winds gusting over 120km/hr we are now in the peak of the storm.
STORM GARETH UPDATE 19:50hrs - 12/03/19
115km/hr gusts now recorded in both south Donegal and North Donegal in the last hour.
STORM GARETH UPDATE 16:45hrs - 12/03/19
A MASSIVE 130KM/HR GUST RECORDED IN DONEGAL
A damaging gust of 130km/hr has been recorded at Malin Head Donegal in the past hour.
Strong to severe gust are also expected over the rest of this evening and tonight.
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STORM GARETH UPDATE 14:09hrs - 12/03/19
FISHING TRAWLERS TAKE SHELTER IN DONEGAL BAY AHEAD OF STORM GARETH
STORM GARETH UPDATE 13:34hrs - 12/03/19
Winds at Malin head Donegal all ready gusting up to 104km/hr this afternoon. This is where i expect the strongest gusts..
STORM GARETH UPDATE 12:36hrs - 12/03/19
37 foot wave measured of the northwest coast only a short time ago a sign of things to come over the coming hours
STORM GARETH UPDATE 12:34hrs - 12/03/19
Status Orange wind warning now in effect for Ireland for the latest warnings click here