Met Eireann updates orange weather warning as Storm Brendan approaches Limerick

Ryan O'Rourke

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Ryan O'Rourke

Met Eireann updates orange weather warning as Storm Brendan approaches Limerick

MET Eireann has updated it’s weather warnings ahead of the arrival of the storm on at the start of this week, with every county in Ireland affected.

The Status Orange wind warning, which had been issued for Limerick from 7am until 3pm, will now come into effect from 8am to 3pm on Monday.

Wind speeds are expected to reach 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, and even higher in exposed areas.

There is also an increased risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high tides and storm surges.

A similarly severe Status Orange wind warning will be in place in Clare, Cork, and Tipperary, among other counites.

The University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology have confirmed they will remain open Monday morning, until further notice.

The Status Orange warning which is given for Kerry, as well as Connacht and Donegal, will come into effect at 5am to 3pm on Monday.

"As Storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of Ireland, southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas," forecasters said.

"There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge."

Elsewhere, a Yellow Wind warning will be in place for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary.

"Winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h," Met Eireann said of this warning.

It is valid from 7am until midnight on Monday.