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Welsh weatherman isn't happy with Met Éireann naming Storm Fionn

Welsh weatherman isn't happy with Met Éireann naming Storm Fionn

In case you haven't managed to get out of your toasty bed today, it's a bit nippy in the United Kingdom at the moment. Fionn, the sixth named storm of the season was brewing in the Atlantic as a low-pressure area.

An orange status wind warning is place for Donegal tonight.

The winds will be strongest near coastal areas and there is a risk of flooding. The yellow warning for high seas remains in place until Thursday.

The Met Office has issued amber alerts for snow and ice in central Scotland and Northern Ireland with as much as 25cm expected to fall on higher ground.

Snow showers will affect Ulster and Connacht tonight and will extend to most other areas late in the night and during Tuesday morning. "It's been a complex meteorological picture over the last few days, with a number of weather warnings in force across the United Kingdom", the Met said in its blog.

They state: "Very strong winds will affect parts of the United Kingdom during Wednesday night and into Thursday".

Snow in the Pennines.

A Met Office spokesman added: "Snow appears to be a running theme across Scotland for the rest of the week".

The Windy Gap route in Mayo was closed off on Tuesday night due to the weather conditions, and some roads in Monaghan were impassable due to snowfall.

"The warnings were constantly under review to ensure they reflected the expected level of impacts and also whether the low pressure system would meet our storm-naming criteria, which in this case it didn't". "We are expecting winds of up to 110kph, but the strongest gusts will be experienced along the Atlantic seaboard".

Speaking on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 Clara Finkele of Met Eireann said: "Winds will further moderate this afternoon ahead of the next depression early this evening, do check for further warnings on Met Eireann's website".

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