Met Éireann issues St Stephen's Day wind warning

Met Éireann Issues St Stephen's Day Wind Warning
TOPSHOT - Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. - Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning as Storm Bella sweeps over Ireland.

The warning will take effect from midday on St Stephen's Day and will last until 6am on Sunday.


The counties included in the warning are Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and all counties in Connacht.

Westerly winds are expected to reach speeds of 50 to 60km/hr, with gust of 90 to 110km/hr.

Met Éireann has warned there is a risk of coastal flooding, with further updates to be issued as necessary.

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