Orange weather warning issued for Louth

by Garry Watts December 30, 2017, 0:27
Orange weather warning issued for Louth

According to their official website, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Westmeath and Meath received an orange warning, and should prepare themselves for adverse weather conditions.

Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly also received yellow weather warnings.

Forecasters predict Storm Dylan will hit Ireland on Saturday night and early Sunday morning with 120km/h gusts forecast across Connacht and Ulster.

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for 10 counties this morning with winds up to 110 kms per hour expected.

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Some areas will experience heavy showers with the best of the clear spells and sunshine likely on New Year's Eve though ground frost will develop in places as we approach the switch to 2018. Highest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees are expected.

Tipperary is being warned to batten down the hatches this weekend as Storm Dylan is set to lash the Premier County over Saturday and into Sunday.

Another bout of sleet and snow is expected to fall early on Friday night, but the showers will turn to rain later, which will wash away any accumulated snow in many places. Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, and Meath will be the worst impacted.

The next storm in the Irish and United Kingdom naming pattern will be called Storm Eleanor.


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