Might be best to leave the umbrella at home this morning.
Storm Ali has landed, bringing windy conditions to all areas and potentially ‘damaging gusts’ in many parts of the country.
Centre Park Road is closed due to fallen trees, with Cork City Fire Brigade warning motorists to avoid the area for now.
Crews in attendance with @corkcitycouncil Chainsaw crew preventing a tree falling on a house our Rescue tender and water tender currently in attendance.
— Cork City Fire Brigade (@CorkCityFire) September 19, 2018
A Status Yellow weather warning is in place nationwide until 5pm this evening and ‘extreme caution’ is advised in the coastal districts of Clare, Connacht and Donegal.
Orange Wind Warning Update. 7am Wed Sept 19th
Gusts in excess of 130 km/h are possible in coastal regions of the west and northwest.
Latest warning info here https://t.co/b24grJkqcb#StormAli pic.twitter.com/mwCuOk6kiX
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 19, 2018
According to Met Eireann, ‘Rain, with some heavy bursts this morning, will clear and turn to sunny spells and showers this afternoon’ across Munster.
Winds will gradually ease later in the day too with maximum temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.
It will be a little chillier than we’re used to overnight with lows of six to nine degrees.
If you were looking for an excuse to light the fire…