WEATHER WARNING: Wicklow set to be battered by 100km/h gales by land and sea
The national forecaster Met Éireann has issued two separate weather warnings for Wicklow today and expects winds of up to 100km/h to hit the county.
Wicklow is one of 17 counties which been issued with a yellow weather warning, while seperatelty Met Éireann issued a marine and coastal gale warning for the Wicklow coast.
The yellow wind warning is in place for Wicklow, Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo and will remain in place until 8pm this evening.
Met Éireann, in a statement said: “Southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with occasional gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.”
While in reference to the coastal gale warning Met Éireann said: “South to southwest winds will reach gale force today on Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Malin Head to Wicklow Head and on the Irish Sea. Winds will occasionally reach strong gale force 9.”