Met Éireann has warned the public to “be prepared for possible disruption and power outages” as Storm Hannah is set to batter the country.
A Status Orange – Wind Warning has been issued for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick; it is valid from 4pm on Friday until 5am on Saturday.
“Becoming stormy on Friday evening and overnight as Storm Hannah moves in.”
“Southerly winds, later veering north-westerly will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.” Met Éireann has warned.
Status Yellow – Wind Warning
A Status Yellow – Wind Warning will come into effect in sixteen counties on Friday on 11pm and will remain in place until 9am on Saturday (April 27th).
The alert is valid for Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford.
“Becoming very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning. Southerly winds will veer north-westerly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.”