19/09/18 10:00 – Many areas without power this morning in Cork, and multiple reports of downed trees and disruptions in Cork due to #StormAli. We’ve got a list of updates available on our Social Media accounts. You can check the latest posts on the home page of our website too.
19/09/18 08:00 – #StormAli has arrived, and strong winds affecting many areas this morning. Reports of downed trees, and debris from branches on roads already. Please take care, slow down and ensure your vehicle is well lit this morning.

18/09/18 23:25 – Tomorrows forecast by Met Éireann:

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be a windy day – there will be strong southwest gale force winds with severe and damaging gusts, especially in the morning and early afternoon. Heavy rain in the morning will clear to showers in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees.

18/09/18 23:20 – An update from Carlow Weather as #StormAli makes its way towards the southwest coast:

18/09/18 21:40 – The opening of the National Ploughing Championships exhibition has been delayed until 11am tomorrow (Wednesday 19th) and will remain open until 7pm due to #StormAli.

18/09/18 21:30 – Latest on #StormAli by Carlow Weather

18/09/18 18:40 –  Update from BBC Forecaster Barra Best on #StormAli:

18/09/18 13:50 – RSA Ireland issue press release ahead of #StormAli:

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Wednesday as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather warning for strong winds for Ireland as Storm Ali approaches.

The counties that will be most affected are Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

South to southwest winds veering westerly will increase to mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time in some areas. Winds strongest along Atlantic Coasts at first but will extend further east later in the morning.

The RSA is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.

The RSA has the following advice for road users:

·         Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.

·         Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road

·         Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds

·         Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists

·         Drive with dipped headlights at all times

Advice to Pedestrians, Cyclists and motorcyclists;

·         Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.

·         Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

For advice on using the road in severe weather, please see severe weather advice on the RSA website or check out the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages.

See video created in collaboration with Teresa Mannion with advice for driving in strong winds here.

Please also see suite of videos focusing on driving in severe weather here.

For more weather updates, visit Met Eireann’s website: www.met.ie

18/09/18 12:55 – Status orange weather warnings are in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry however there isn’t any orange warnings for Cork. A status yellow wind warning remains in place nationwide, however, we’ll add any new warnings to this page.
18/09/18 12:30 – Carlow weather are informing that gusts of over 110kmh could be seen in some areas tomorrow morning, starting in the west at around 4am. See their tweet below:

18/09/18 09:00 – #StormAli has been officially named, and is the first storm of the season to be named by Met Éireann and the UK Met Office. It’s expected that warnings may be issued as #StormAli approaches. We’ll have live updates on this page throughout.

By Cork Safety Alerts

Administrator of Cork Safety Alerts.