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Weather alerts as Storm Hannah heads for Ireland

A number of weather warnings have been issued, as a storm is set to come on to Irish shores from ...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.28 25 Apr 2019


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Weather alerts as Storm Hannah...

Weather alerts as Storm Hannah heads for Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.28 25 Apr 2019


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A number of weather warnings have been issued, as a storm is set to come on to Irish shores from Friday night.

'Storm Hannah' has been named by Met Éireann and will bring severe gales.

Strong winds are also expected for southern parts of the UK.

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Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

The forecaster says it will become stormy on Friday evening and overnight as Storm Hannah moves in.

Southerly winds, later veering northwesterly, will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h - with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

"Be prepared for possible disruption and power outages", the forecaster says.

Storm Hannah Image via @metoffice on Twitter

This alert is in place from Friday at 4.00pm until early Saturday morning.

While a Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford.

It is set to become very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning.

Southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.


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