Thursday 27 July 2017

Storm Imogen: Status orange and yellow warnings as storm will strike overnight

Credit: Paul Mealey
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Met Eireann has issued status orange and yellow warnings for certain counties today as Storm Imogen is due to hit our shores.

An Atlantic depression will bring storm force winds to the southwest and southern coasts of Ireland tonight and tomorrow morning.

There will also be extreme waves along the southwest and west coast during this period with wave heights of between 12 and 15m possible.

A status orange wind wind warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry, and this will come into effect from 2am tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.

Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75 km/h with gusts of 100 to 120 km/h, according to Met Eireann. Strongest winds will strike along the coast.

Meanwhile, a yellow wind warning for Clare, Limerick and Waterford will also come into effect at 2am.

Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, with the strongest winds occurring on the coasts.

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