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08th Feb 2016

Storm Imogen Is Here: Three Weather Warnings Issued Nationwide

This is the ninth (and predicted to be the worst) Atlantic storm of the season.

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It’s set to be the storm of the century (or at least the season), with Met Éireann issuing three weather warnings as Storm Imogen grips the country.

The Yellow Weather Warning was issued at midnight last night and is set to be in place for 24-hours, with a further wind warning issued for Clare, Limerick and Waterford.

A status orange wind warning is in place for Cork and Kerry, as westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 – 75 kms per hour, with gusts of 100 – 120 km per hour.

While temperatures were set to drop to as low as 1C overnight, storms continue to take over the southwest this morning.

Met Éireann warn of possible thunderstorms today, reporting possible heavy showers:

‘Cold today with passing heavy showers of rain and hail and some thunderstorm activity also and temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.
‘Generally very windy with strong to gale force southwesterly winds veering westerly but in the southwest winds reaching storm force this morning and in the northwest winds will continue light.’

Be sure to wrap up warm, with temperatures set to drop tonight to just zero to 1C.