Ahead of Storm Callum, which is expected to grace Irish shores on Thursday night and Friday morning, Met Éireann have issued a status orange wind warning for 13 counties.
The warning has been issued for counties Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Waterford, Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry. The national forecasters warn that strong southeast winds (veering southwest) will bring with them high spring tides throughout the country. Winds will be strongest overnight on Thursday they warn, with gusts reaching up to 130kms per hour in places.
The warning was issued earlier today, Wednesday October 10th, and will be valid from 10pm on Thursday, October 11th, until Friday at 12pm. Another 13 counties have been slapped with a status yellow wind warning, with gusts expected to range from 90 to 110km per hour, strongest overnight on Thursday.
This warning has been put in place for the same time period for counties Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Offaly, Longford, Laois, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare. It will remain in effect until Friday, October 12th, at 9am.