Met Eireann Issues Status Orange Warning As Storm Ali Approaches

Met Eireann Issues Status Orange Warning As Storm Ali Approaches
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

18 Sep 2018

Met Eireann has upgraded it's wind warning to a status orange for 13 counties.

Counties along the west coast and the north east have been given the upgraded warning, ahead of the arrival of Storm Ali on Wednesday.

It's in effect for Dublin, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

The forecaster says: "Storm Ali will track close to the west and northwest coast from the early hours of Wednesday morning until late afternoon. South to southwest winds veering westerly will increase to mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time in some areas.

"Winds strongest along Atlantic Coasts at first and later in the morning extending further east."

A yellow wind warning remains for the rest of the country, which is valid from tomorrow morning.