Weather warnings in place as bad weather hits country

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There are three Status Yellow weather warnings in place for the weekend with high winds, heavy rain and snow showers forecast.

A Status Yellow wind warning is currently in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway.

Southwest to west winds will reach between 55-65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h possible.

The warning is in place until 8pm this evening. 

A storm warning has also been issued by Met Éireann with gales or strong gales, southwesterly veering northwesterly, expected this evening on coasts from Carlingford Lough to Roche’s Point to Erris Head and for the Irish Sea.

Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 for a time on the north Irish Sea this evening.

Separately, a Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Met Éireann said up to 25-35mm of rainfall is expected this evening.

The warning is in place until midnight tonight.

Sligo County Council has reported spot flooding in Sligo town. 

Areas affected include Scotsman’s Walk, Back Avenue, Doorly Park, Carraroe and Ballyfree, according to the council.

AA Roadwatch has also reported some spot flooding in Galway, Monaghan, Cavan and Leitrim.

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning is in place for the whole country from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow night.

Met Éireann said wintry showers will give accumulations of up to 3cm of snow, with larger amounts on higher ground, especially in Ulster and Connacht.

Temperatures will drop tonight to as low as -2C.

Daytime temperatures tomorrow will only reach between 1-4C with a wind chill effect from a gusty west to northwest wind.

2018-02-10 18:34:50

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