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We’ve compiled a list of emergency numbers that you may need throughout #StormHannah. Be informed and stay safe!

19:15 29/04/2019 Latest Update from Met Eireann:

  • Northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h this evening/early tonight.

Issued: Friday 26 April 2019 10:00
Valid: Friday 26 April 2019 16:00 to Saturday 27 April 2019 01:00

18:05 26/04/2019

06:00 26/04/2019: Latest ARPEGE weather models showing the sheer strength of 🌀 #StormHannah. We’re monitoring the situation closely, along with the forecasts.
Currently a status orange weather warning is in effect. This could potentially be upgraded to a red warning, though nothing has been officially issued as of yet.

Widespread, damaging gusts in excess of 130km/h expected.

Be prepared for power outages, fallen trees and debris on the roads as a result. Remain indoors – and only travel if absolutely necessary.

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14.00 25/04/2019: Met Éireann’s Meteorologists Commentary:

Information to follow was included by Siobhán Ryan on Thursday 25th April 2019

Storm Hannah was named this morning with orange level winds expected to impact upon counties Clare, Limerick, Cork and Kerry from Friday afternoon (16:00) until late Friday night (05:00). A yellow wind has also been issued for the rest of Munster, Connacht and southern Leinster, with this warning valid until 09:00 on Saturday. The situation and warnings will be under constant review and will be amended if required.

The developing storm system currently lies east of Newfoundland, with rapid cyclogenesis expected to occur over the next 24 hours as it tracks eastwards across the Atlantic. Storm Hannah will be positioned off-shore roughly 200km west of Slyne Head by 16:00 on Friday with the closed storm system forecast to track directly inland across the southern portion of Ireland on Friday evening/night. After that it will move away towards Britain and slowly fill, losing most of its strength on Saturday morning.

The public are advised to be prepared for the anticipated conditions, especially those living or travelling to the southwest with some disruption and power outages likely. There is an increased risk of impacts to life and property during times of severe weather with flying debris of particular concern during any wind event. Especially after the recent warm spell, people are advised to take in their BBQ or loose garden furniture.

With the trees now in full leaf, there in an increased threat tree damage and possible felling too. Other impacts may include travel disruption with large and dangerous waves expected to crash into southwest coasts. Whilst Storm Hannah will primarily be a wind event, spells of heavy rain will be wrapped up around eye of the storm too.

The last of the heavy rain will clear the north and east during Saturday morning and winds will abate. However, brisk northwest winds will persist into Saturday afternoon with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers following.

#StormHannah has officially been named this morning by Met Éireann. A Status Orange weather warning is in effect.

  • Forecasters are warning that #StormHannah will arrive on Friday night and into Saturday morning, bringing severe gusts of up to 90km/h in some parts of the country.
    • Southerly winds, later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

Issued/Updated: Thursday 25 April 2019 09:00
Valid: Friday 26 April 2019 16:00 to Saturday 27 April 2019 05:00