Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann issue warning to 7 counties


If you live in the west of the country, Met Éireann are encouraging you to exercise caution ahead of an Atlantic storm dubbed Storm Caroline by the UK Met Office.

The forecasters have issued a Status Yellow weather warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare and Kerry which comes into effect at 3am on Thursday morning.

"Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also," reads the official website.

"Northwest winds of 55 to 65 are expected to gust 100 to 110 km/h – strongest winds in coastal areas and over high ground."

The warning, which was announced this afternoon, will remain in place until 8pm on Thursday evening.