UPDATE 22:00 02/01/18: – Westerly gale to storm winds together with high tides and exceptionally high seas will result in coastal damage and flooding. Damaging gusts likely inland also.
Issued: Tuesday 02 January 2018 22:00
Valid: Tuesday 02 January 2018 22:00 to Wednesday 03 January 2018 14:00
UPDATE 14:00 02/01/18 – Westerly winds of mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h. with gusts of 110 to 130km/h expected at times overnight and into Wednesday mainly in coastal fringes and on high ground.
Issued: Tuesday 02 January 2018 14:20
Valid: Tuesday 02 January 2018 21:00 to Wednesday 03 January 2018 12:00
Please ensure necessary precautions are taken:
- Ensure all animals / pets are brought indoors.
- Secure all garden furniture.
- Ensure BBQ’s / Gas Bottles are covered, and tied down.
- Ensure bins are weighed down, or an appropriate strap/restraint is installed.
- Avoid any harbours, beaches, promenades or cliff areas.
- Ensure your car is parked away from any trees / areas where debris may fall and away from areas at risk of flooding.
- Ensure all mobile phones / laptops are charged so that you can stay up to date with safety information.
- Ensure flashlights are available in the event of a power outage. Power outages can be monitored using http://www.powercheck.ie by ESB Networks.
Met Éireann has issued a status orange, weather warning for Ireland as #StormEleanor approaches.
- Forecasters say #StormEleanor will quickly move across the country this evening and early tonight. West to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, with damaging gusts of 110 to 130km/h.
- Very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also.
Issued: Tuesday 02 January 2018 05:03