Met Éireann issues Status Red weather warning

Met Éireann issued a series of weather warnings last night, including a "Status Red" wind warning for Cork and Kerry.

"Stormy conditions will affect Cork and Kerry during Wednesday," the warning read.

"Southerly winds of 60 to 70 km/h will gust to 120 km/h and will veer westerly by late morning. Winds will increase 75 to 85 km/h and will gust 130 to 160 km/h. High seas also"

The warning was issued at 15 minutes past midnight and is valid until 3pm today.

A Status Orange wind warning is also in effect for Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick and Waterford.

"Stormy weather will affect Waterford, Wexford during Wednesday," Met Éireann warned.

"Southerly winds of 60 to 70 km/h will gust to 110 km/h. Winds will veer southwest to westerly by late morning and will increase winds 60 to 70 km/h and gust 120 to 130 km/h.

"Stormy weather will affect Clare, Limerick, Galway and Mayo during Wednesday.

"Westerly winds 60 to 70 km/h will gust to 100 to 130 km/h. High seas also."

That warning is valid until 5pm today.

A Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for remaining counties.

"Extremely windy weather will sweep up from the south during today, Wednesday," it read.

"Westerly winds 50 to 65 km/h will gust to 100 to 110 km/h."

That weather warning is valid until 11pm tonight.

KEYWORDS: weather, storm, Cork, Kerry
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