Tie down the trampoline.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Wind alert for 12 counties, with Storm Aiden set to hit Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow with ‘damaging gusts’ over the Halloween weekend.
“On Saturday morning strong southerly winds veering southwesterly associated with Storm Aiden will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h, with severe and damaging gusts of 100 to 130km/h.” said forecasters.
The warning is valid from 5am until 10am on Saturday, October 3st.
“After a settled day on Friday we will have a very unsettled spell of weather from Friday night through to Monday evening, with three separate low-pressure systems tracking close to Ireland, bringing wet, windy and possibly stormy weather,” explains Gavin Gallagher, Meteorologist, Forecast Division, Met Éireann.
#StormAiden has been named by Met Éireann for Halloween. Orange & yellow wind warnings are in effect for Sat. Potential for severe & damaging gusts.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 30, 2020
“Each system is around 24 hours apart, with the first impacting Ireland Friday night into Saturday, the next Saturday night into Sunday, with the third later Sunday into Monday.
“So this is not just one event, but rather a series of low-pressure systems affecting us over a three-day period, with cumulative impacts from rainfall, strong winds and high seas.”