UPDATE: Red weather warning issued in Clare for Storm Hannah
Storm Hannah is on her way to visit us, lads, and we've got to be extra cautious tonight. A red weather warning has officially been issued by Met Éireann in Clare from 8pm tonight until 11pm.
An orange warning has been issued for wind in Galway from 7pm until midnight tonight.
Winds are especially strong along the coast, and the public has been warned to avoid coastal areas completely.
National traffic: Storm Hannah plans to visit Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick this Friday evening and overnight. Please take care on roads as high winds are forecast in many areas. Plan your journey in advance and allow plenty of time to travel. #StaySafe #ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/wun5NSkwoY
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 25, 2019
Wind warnings for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick are in place from 4pm today until 1am tomorrow, and warnings for wind in Waterford and Tipperary are issued from 10pm tonight until 2pm tomorrow.
A yellow wind alert has been sent out from 11pm for counties in the south east, north-west and the west of Ireland.
Gardaí are appealing to the public to be aware of the dangers posed by high winds those who are living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas are advised to be extra cautious.
Status RED – Wind Warning for Clare
Northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h for a time this evening.
Valid from 20:00 hours Fri, 26-Apr-2019 until 23:00 hours Fri, 26-Apr-2019 pic.twitter.com/in33m0y5my
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 26, 2019
Met Éireann have said that northwesterly winds will reach speeds of over 80 km/h with 'violent gusts' of 130 to 150 km/h for a period this evening. Jaysis.
Road users are cautioned to plan your journeys in advance, and be careful of stopping distances on wet roads.
It's going to be a breezy weekend, lads. Prepare to get your Rihanna out and werk some umbrellas.