Met Éireann has put in place a Yellow Status Weather Warning for the weekend as Storm Ciara passes over the country

Storm Ciara is set to bring heavy rain, with strong winds and damaging gusts across the country.

Met Éireann has issued a Yellow Status Wind Warning from 09.00 on Saturday to 23.59 on Sunday. Winds are expected to be southerly in direction with a mean speed of 50 to 60km/h accompanied by gusts of between 90 to 110km/h.

Saturday is set to be the worst of the two days but Sunday is forecasted to see the storm moderate towards evening as it passes over the country.

Storm Ciara is also forecasted to bring heavy rain across the country with rainfalls expected to be between 20 to 40mm. This news is accompanied by a Yellow Status Weather Warning for rain which is set to be at its worst between 12.00 on Saturday and 15.00 on Sunday.

Coastal areas are advised to be on warning and expect flooding as it will be spring tides and with the high winds of Storm Ciara it is expected to pose a greater risk to areas prone to such.

Source: Met Éireann

Yellow Status Weather Warning in place for weekend ‘Storm Ciara’

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