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Met Eireann issues orange wind warning for Mayo

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 3:12pm

Met Eireann issues orange wind warning for Mayo

MET Éireann has issued two weather warnings in preparation for Storm Gertrude.

The storm is set to bring severe winds to Ireland tonight and into Friday morning.

An orange wind warning is in place for Mayo, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h are forecast overnight - gusting to 130 km/h at times.

The strongest winds will mainly be in northern and western coastal areas.

A yellow wind warning is in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary.

Met Éireann said southwest winds veering westerly will increase 50 to 65 km/h overnight, and will gust up to 110 km/h at times.

Both warnings are in place from Friday.

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