Storm Barra tracker: Full weather warnings and map as strong winds blast Ireland

Storm Barra Tracker: Full Weather Warnings And Map As Strong Winds Blast Ireland Storm Barra Tracker: Full Weather Warnings And Map As Strong Winds Blast Ireland
Storm Barra is not expected to move off until later on Wednesday. Photo:
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Tomas Doherty

Updated: 10.45am 8/12/21

Disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow showers have hit Ireland as Storm Barra moves across the country.

After making landfall on Tuesday morning, Storm Barra has caused flooding in southern parts of the country, particularly in parts of Co Cork, while thousands of homes and businesses have been left without power.

The storm is set to move slowly across Ireland during Tuesday and Wednesday. You can track the progress of the storm on the weather map below, and find the latest updates in our live blog.

Weather warnings


A red wind warning means consistent wind speeds in excess of 80 kilometres per hour and gusts in excess of 130 kilometres per hour. Conditions could be life-threatening for those who venture outdoors.

Red warnings for counties Cork, Kerry and Clare have now lifted.



Orange wind warnings remain in place for a small number of counties after conditions have eased in much of the country. Damaging gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour forecast in impacted areas, with disruption to both power and travel likely.

  • Orange wind warning Wednesday 2am to Wednesday 2pm: Donegal.

Orange warnings for further counties, Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Mayo, Leitrim and Sligo have now lifted.


A yellow wind and rain warning remains in place nationwide from 2am on Tuesday to 6pm on Wednesday, as the strong winds from Storm Barra are accompanied by heavy rain. There is also the possibility of snow and sleet on high ground in the west of Ireland.

  • Yellow wind warning Wednesday 9.50am to Wednesday 2pm: Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim.
  • Yellow wind warning Wednesday 2pm to Wednesday 5pm: Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo.

Yellow warnings for further counties, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford have now lifted.

Dangerous conditions are expected at sea with marine warnings in place along all Irish coasts, including a red marine warning in the northwestern.

There is a significant possibility of flooding in all coastal areas.

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