Met Éireann is forecasting a period of unsettled icy weather for next week as ‘Storm Ciara’ continues to influence conditions.

There is currently a Status Orange – Gale Warning in place for this evening, tonight and tomorrow, Monday.

Westerly winds will reach gale or strong gale force this evening on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea, occasionally reaching storm force 10 on western and northern coastal waters.

A Status Orange – Wind Warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry as ‘Storm Ciara’ will continue to produce very strong westerly winds in coastal areas with mean speeds of 65-80km/h and gusts generally between 110 and 130km/h. A combination of Spring Tides and high seas will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding.

The warning is valid from 06:00 Monday 10/02/2020 to 20:00 Monday 10/02/2020.

For the rest of the country a Status Yellow – Wind Warning is in place with very strong west to southwest winds over Ireland with mean speeds of 50-65km/h and gusts generally of between 90 and 110km/h, higher in Atlantic coastal areas. The warning remains valid: 17:00 Sunday 09/02/2020 to 20:00 Monday 10/02/2020.

From midnight tonight, Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow – Snow/Ice Warning for Ireland.

Widespread wintry showers are forecasted for Monday and Tuesday with some snowfall accumulations, especially in the west and north.  Travel disruptions could be possible, particularly over higher routes. This warning remains valid: 00:01 Monday 10/02/2020 to 23:59 Tuesday 11/02/2020.

Source: Met Éireann

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