Saturday 14 December 2019

Met Eireann warns of storms and floods as gales move in

Treacy Hogan

ANOTHER storm warning has been issued by the Met service as gale force winds of up to 120 km/hr lash the west coast counties today.

Drivers are also being warned that many roads will be flooded in parts due to persistent heavy rainfall throughout the week.

A combination of high tides, storm surges and very strong winds could lead to localised flooding, the Road Safety Authority warned.

While rain will clear this afternoon it will remain very windy, and becoming stormy in places this evening, according to Met Eireann.

Strong to gale force, southerly winds will veer southwest to west and gust to between 90 and 120 km/hr during today.

There will be widespread rain tomorrow morning, accompanied by strong and gusty southerly winds

Wednesday will be a cool day with further heavy rain, mainly affecting western counties, but some may be carried further east on the fresh southwest winds.

Very strong southwest winds will veer westerly later in the night.

The unsettled conditions will continue into the weekend with spells of showers on Friday and then rain later on Saturday.

Daytime temperatures will range from five to nine degrees, while at night it may be cold enough for some frost to develop.

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