Met Éireann has issued a Status Red Gale Warning ahead of Storm Jorge which is due to hit the west coast early tomorrow morning.

South-westerly gales or strong gales will develop overnight on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Rossan Point, extending to all Irish coastal waters and to the Irish Sea tomorrow morning.

Winds will veer westerly during Saturday morning and afternoon, increasing gale force 8 to storm force 10 and reaching violent storm force 11 at times between Mizen head and Erris Head.

Met Eireann has forecasted the coasts of Co Galway and Co Limerick to be most severely affected as Storm Jorge works westerly across the Atlantic.

In the UK, the Met Office is forecasting severe gales with south or south-west, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Seas will be rough or very rough, with wintry showers. And visibility is good, occasionally poor.

For more detailed forecasts visit Met Éireann or the Met Office websites.

Storm Jorge set to bring extreme winds with Status Red Warning in places

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