Hurricane Ophelia approaches, with Red and Orange warnings issued


Red and Orange weather warnings have been issued across the country, as Ireland braces itself for very stormy weather.

Hurricane Ophelia approaches, with Red and Orange warnings issued

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Red and Orange weather warnings have been issued across the country, as Ireland braces itself for very stormy weather.

Met Éireann have issued weather warnings across the country, as the tail back of hurricane Ophelia is set to hit Irish shores.

A status red warning has been given to Five counties for tomorrow, with huge winds set to hit the areas from early morning. The counties affected are Cork, Galway, Kerry, Clare and Mayo, with the rest of the country issued an orange status weather warning.

Gale force winds, with huge damaging gusts, are forecast to hit, while Sea’s are also expected to be high. Heavy rain expected with the potential for localised flooding due to widespread rainfall. Heaviest rains are promised in Atlantic counties, while structural damage is “possible anywhere” according to Met Éireann.

Winds could reach as high as 160 kph in worst affected counties, and up to 140 kph in other areas. Strong winds and heavy rains are forecast up until late Monday night, when the storm should subside. We will keep you updated on the situation.

But is your farm ready for the storm? See our guide here and check if you have completed every checklist.

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