Update from Met Eireann @ 13:45 20/10/17:

Southeast winds of mean speeds 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, will veer west or northwest and strengthen further during the night, reaching orange level with mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h. Winds will ease to yellow warning level during Saturday evening.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Cork.

  • Forecasters say west to Southwest winds veering Northwest will reach mean speeds 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h in coastal parts of Munster and coastal parts of Wexford with the risk of coastal flooding. The storm has been officially named as “Storm Brian.” We’ll use #StormBrian going forward.

Update from Met Eireann @ 14:20

Met Éireann forecasters have elected to name Storm Brian this afternoon. This action was taken due to a potential risk of orange level winds developing in coastal regions of a number of counties in the west and southwest Friday night and on Saturday. A rapidly deepening depression in the mid-Atlantic (Storm Brian) is expected to fill as it tracks over parts of Ireland overnight Friday and early on Saturday. In general, the winds in most parts of the country will not be as severe as on Monday.

Yellow wind warnings are in effect countrywide, with Orange level warnings for coastal areas of the south and west. See warnings for further details. Various parts of the country will experience strong winds at different times during this period, with northern counties probably not encountering peak

Will update with further information once it becomes available.

Issued: Thursday 19 October 2017 13:31
Valid: Saturday 21 October 2017 00:01 to Saturday 21 October 2017 12:00

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