Storm Erik Update - Gusts up to 110km/hr with accumulations of up to 40mms


With Storm Erik having hit Irish coasts last night, Met Éireann have issued a weather update and warn that gust could reach up to 110km/hr overnight, with accumulations of between 30-40mms in certain areas. Read the full weather update below.

Storm Erik Update - Gusts up to 110km/hr with accumulations of up to 40mms

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With Storm Erik having hit Irish coasts last night, Met Éireann have issued a weather update and warn that gust could reach up to 110km/hr overnight, with accumulations of between 30-40mms in certain areas. Read the full weather update below.

Storm Erik graced Irish shores last night, February 7th, with a Status Orange wind warning in place for Mayo, Galway and Donegal and a Status Yellow warning issued for the rest of the country, as reported by us here.

The Status Orange wind warning remains in place for Donegal until 6am on Saturday, February 9th, with gusts expected to range from 110-10km/hr and mean wind speeds of between 65 and 80km/hr.

The rest of the country will remain under a Status Yellow wind warning, with mean winds speeds of between 50 to 65km/hr and gusts varying from 80 to 110km/hr. The warning will remain in place until 6am tomorrow, Saturday February 9th, with Met Éireann warning of “very windy” weather overnight, with widespread showers and severe gusts in the north.

They warn that wind values may exceed listed levels overnight along Atlantic coastal areas, while there is also a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas.

Rain Warning -

Along with the countrywide wind warning, Met Éireann have also issued a Status Yellow Rainfall warning for four counties.

The counties affected are Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Kerry, with Met Éireann warning that rainfall accumulations will range from 30-40mms. They say there will be a risk of spot flooding in places, especially in coastal and hilled areas.

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