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'Damaging gusts': Met Eireann issues status orange wind alert for Limerick

'Damaging gusts': Met Eireann issues status orange wind alert for Limerick

A yellow weather warning been issued for the North East, as parts of the country are to experience wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour overnight. South of that it's a Yellow warning alert.

"West to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h, with damaging gusts are expected", the national forecaster said.

"Local coastal flooding is also possible for parts of the north-east and north-west coast during Wednesday and Thursday".

The Status Orange warning is valid from 5pm Tuesday, January 2 to 10pm Tuesday, January 2.

Exposed areas are set to suffer the worst conditions as Eleanor hits Northern Ireland before crossing to the western coast of northern England and Scotland.

Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

We will experience heavy rain this morning but this will soon give way to sunny spells and showers. The winds will ease up later Wednesday evening and into Wednesday night.

The warning is in place from 4 o'clock this afternoon, until 9 o'clock tonight.

"With Storm Dylan continuing to disrupt the nation, we are offering just evens for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in mainland United Kingdom this week, while we are not ruling snowfall in London", added Hill.

The arrival of Arctic winds before the weekend could see temperatures drop below freezing on Saturday.

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