Dublin schools are now being told to stay closed tomorrow due to an overnight weather warning related to Strom Barra.
Initially schools in 11 counties - Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford - were told to close, as they remained under status red or orange warnings.
However, Dublin’s now been added to the list after Met Éireann issued an orange wind warning for the county.
The Department of Education is saying schools in counties covered by red or orange warnings should stay closed to allow for "assessment of the impact of Storm Barra".
The warning for Dublin is valid from 1am to 7am on Wednesday, with warnings of winds of up to 60 to 80 km/h and gusts greater than 110 km/h.
#StormBarra, an orange wind warning has been issued for Dublin starting 01:00am Wed 8/12/2021 until 07:00am Wed.
All current warnings ➡️ see https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 7, 2021
Clare is currently the only county still under a status red warning, with that due to expire at 1am.
Donegal remains under a status orange warning until 2pm on Wednesday, but orange warnings for other counties are due to expire between 6am and 8am.
However, the entire country will remain under a status yellow wind and rain warning until 6pm on Wednesday.