FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR STORM HANNAH LIVE UPDATES
STORM HANNAH LIVE UPDATES
REFRESH THIS PAGE EVERY FEW MINUTES FOR THE LATEST ON STORM HANNAH - SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND WARNINGS
STORM HANNAH INFORMATION
Storm Hannah has been named by Met Eireann and a status red weather warning has been issued for southwestern counties of Ireland for winds gusting between 130km/hr to 150km/hr with the risk of violent and damaging gusts expected across the south and southwest of Ireland on Friday evening, night into Saturday morning.
Worst effected county’s will be Clare, Kerry, Cork , Limerick , Galway, Waterford and Tipperary , especially along coastal regions where winds may gust up to 150km/hr within the warning period.
Widespread power outages could occur in the southwest and south on Friday afternoon, evening and night into Saturday morning as the centre of the area of low pressure passes just across from Galway to Dublin.
Other areas under a Yellow warning include Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford 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 southwestern, southern and western coastal areas.
The public should avoid exposed beaches, cliffs and piers, harbour walls and promenades along the coast during storm conditions on Friday afternoon up until Saturday morning and not put your life at risk as well as others at risk.
Anyone planing to travel by air or sea on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning there is likely to be some disruption and it would be important to check in before travelling .
TRACK STORM HANNAH AND GET LIVE TEXT & PHOTO UPDATES BELOW
LIVE UPDATES WILL APPEAR UNDER HERE OVER THE COMING HOURS
STORM HANNAH UPDATE 22:26hrs - 26/04/19
Stongest gust so far has come from Mace Head Co.Galway in the last hour of 122km/hr. Winds have not reached the status red warning threshold at any Met Eireann weather Stations but there has been a gust of 152km/hr recorded at weather statioin in Co.Clare at Money Point dam. Becoming windy before midnight now across the west, northwest and east as that area of low pressure moves eastwards.
There have been plenty of power outages to across the southwest with the risk of trees coming down due to them been fully leafed.
The western flank of the storm will hit now giving further strong winds and possibly the strongest.
STORM HANNAH UPDATE 18:27hrs - 26/04/19
Winds are now getting stronger across the southwest right now with winds at Valentia Co.Kerry are now gusting up to 115km/hr, Sherkin Island, Co.Cork 113km/hr and 131.km/hr in fastnet lighthouse Co.Cork.
STORM HANNAH UPDATE 18:04hrs - 26/04/19
A high resolution model from the Nasa Modis Satellite showing #StormHannah of the southwest and west of Ireland and about to batter Munster.
STORM HANNAH UPDATE 16:34hrs - 26/04/19
Winds in the southwest and south are now gusting up to 104km/hr, Strongest gusts have yet to come this evening and will occur across the southwest where a possible sting jet could form on the Storm Hannah giving a very violent period of strong winds and gust up to 150km/hr or even more.
STORM HANNAH UPDATE 16:30hrs - 26/04/19
⚠️ 🔴STORM HANNAH UPDATE 🔴⚠️
The high resolution ARPEGE and MET EIREANN model run shows them very violent winds hitting later this evening and tonight with gust of between 130km/hr to 150km/hr possible. This is the reason Co, Clare has been upgraded to a red warning.
The most severe winds on the southern and western flank of the storm.
The public are advised to be prepared for the anticipated conditions, especially those living or travelling to the southwest with some disruption and power outages likely. There is an increased risk of impacts to life and property during times of severe weather with flying debris of particular concern during any wind event. People are advised to take in their BBQ or loose garden furniture, especially after the recent warm spell.
With the trees now in full leaf, there is an increased threat of tree damage and possible felling too. Other impacts may include travel disruption with large and dangerous waves expected to crash into southwest coasts. Whilst Storm Hannah will primarily be a wind event, spells of heavy rain will be wrapped up around eye of the storm too.
STATUS RED – Severe Weather Warning – Take Action The issue of RED level severe weather warnings should be a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.
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