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Gardaí are appealing to the public to be extra cautious as severe winds are forecast this evening, Friday 26th April, 2019.

Status Orange Wind Warning for Cork, Kerry and Limerick is in place from 4:00pm today, Friday 26th April 2019 until 5:00am tomorrow morning, Saturday 27th April, 2019. Gusts of 110 to 130 km/h are expected.

A status Red Wind Warning is in place for Clare, from 20:00 tonight, until 23:00 where northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h for a time this evening.

Status Orange Wind Warning for Tipperary and Waterford is also in place from 10:00pm tonight, until 2:00am tomorrow morning, Saturday. Gusts of 110 to 120km/h are expected.

Cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians should be aware of the danger posed by high winds as they are particularly vulnerable. Drivers of high sided vehicles should take all necessary precautions and pay attention to the warnings.

We ask people living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas, particularly those with children, to be extra cautious considering the gusty winds forecast.

Please heed the Met Éireann warnings and be aware of local prevailing weather conditions. Updates will be provided on the Garda website and social media accounts.

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