Munster and south Leinster set to be worst effected by storm Ophelia

by

Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast for Monday as ex-hurricane Ophelia makes it way across the Atlantic and up towards Ireland.

Met Éireann has this morning warned that counties in Munster and south Leinster will likely see the most damaging effects of the storm.

“The winds will veer southwesterly as the low pressure system tracks northwards over western parts of the country. Flooding is threatened due to potentially heavy falls of rain and very high seas. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.”

“There are likely to be changes to the warnings which will be updated later this morning, pending the latest up to date guidance. This is an evolving situation and your patience is appreciated.”

The latest cautioning comes after Status Red weather warnings were issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

A Status Orange wind warning is in place for the rest of the country and road users have been urged to check traffic conditons before travelling.

Brian Farrell, Communications Manager with the RSA, said cyclists need to be particularly careful.

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.