Status yellow warning for wind in Limerick remains in effect

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Status yellow warning for wind in Limerick remains in effect

A STATUS yellow warning for high winds remains in effect for Limerick this Wednesday.

The alert for Limerick - as well as Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry - warns of westerly winds veering Northwest will reach at times 55-60 km/hr near coastal fringes.

It was issued by Met Eireann and is in effect from 6am this Wednesday until 23.59pm tonight.

Gardai, the RSA and Met Eireann have also warned motorists about hailstones between 12pm and 3pm this Wednesday.

"Hailstones are a year round occurrence in Ireland and can create very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and localised nature," they said.

"The RSA have produced a short information video offering simple but effective advice on what to do if you encounter a sudden shower of hailstones on the road. In addition, cruise control should be switched off when driving in hazardous weather conditions.

"If you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones, you should: reduce your speed without breaking, warn other drivers with your hazard warning lights and avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly."