Met Éireann issues warning for ‘unseasonably windy’ conditions

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Met Éireann Issues Warning For ‘Unseasonably Windy’ Conditions Met Éireann Issues Warning For ‘Unseasonably Windy’ Conditions
Sea conditions are expected ot be very rough on Thursday. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
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Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning for “unseasonably windy” conditions in western coastal counties.

The forecaster said south to southeast winds on Thursday will reach mean speeds of 40 to 50km/h with gusts of up to 90km/h.

Winds are set to be strongest along the coast, as well as exposed and higher terrain. Met Éireann also warned that sea conditions will be very rough.

The warning covers counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, lasting from 6am until 3pm on Thursday.

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The warning also covers counties Cork and Kerry, though for a shorter time period – from 8am to 11am in Co Kerry, 9am to 3pm in Co Cork.

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More generally, Thursday will be a windy day with fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds. There will be some rough conditions across inland lakes as well.

Met Éireann said showery outbreaks of rain will move into the western half of the country in the morning, heaviest in the northwest, extending eastwards into the afternoon. Temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees Celsius.

Overnight on Thursday showers will continue in the west and northwest with long clear spells elsewhere. Winds will ease in the south and east, but remain strong elsewhere with near gale force winds continuing in the far west and northwest.

Friday will be blustery again. There will be sunny spells and showers, with highest temperatures ranging between 16 to 20 degrees.

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