Storm Brendan is headed our way.
Met Éireann is warning that southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 70 km/h with gusts of 100 to 120 km/h tomorrow morning at 8am, with a Status Orange National Weather Warning now in place for the entire country.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 12, 2020
According to the national forecaster, there is a significant risk of coastal flooding “due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge”.
The worst winds are expected to hit Connacht, Donegal and Kerry at 5am on Monday morning.
The Cork weather warning is valid from Monday morning, January 13th, 20202 until Monday afternoon at 3pm.
Meanwhile a Status Red Gale Marine Warning has been put in place at sea, with ‘gale-force eight to storm force 10’ southerly winds expected to develop overnight and on Monday morning on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.
“Winds will reach violent storm-force 11 at times from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head.” reports Met Éireann.
The Coast Guard strongly advises the public to stay away from exposed beaches, cliffs and piers during storm conditions.