Thursday 18 January 2018

High seas, storms to hit country

Massive swell heading towards Ireland.
Massive swell heading towards Ireland.

THERE are fears of more serious flooding as Met Eireann put the country on 48-hour Orange Alert.

A massive storm blowing in from the Atlantic is expected to swirl along the western coastline, causing severe weather conditions.

Our image shows the giant sea swells that are forecast to hit the coastal regions today. Gale-force winds of up to 120kph and huge waves will batter coastal regions until Wednesday, forecasters said.

Areas which have been hit the worst by the storms will again be in the firing line.

Surf reports and enthusiasts from around the country have been warning of massive swells, estimating waves in some areas could reach anywhere from 35ft to 65ft.

FULL REPORT: pAges 4&5

Irish Independent

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