Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann issues orange weather alert for Limerick

David Hurley

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Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann issues orange weather alert for Limerick

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather alert warning of high winds

MET Éireann has issued a status orange weather alert warning of gusts of up to 120kph in places overnight.

The national warning, one of three issued by the national forecaster this Tuesday, will remain in place from midnight until 5am on Wednesday.

“A depression now named Storm Georgina will track to the northwest of the country tonight. Southwest winds will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h, gusting up to 120 km/h for a time,” forecasters have warned.

Motorists and other road users are being urged to excercise caution if driving overnight while crews from Limerick City and County Council and ESB Networks have been placed on standby.

Meanwhile, a national status yellow weather alert warning of high winds remains in place until 9am on Wednesday while a separate alert warning on heavy rainfall along the west coast remains in place until 10am.

That warning applies to Counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare.