It’s going to be wild out there.
Met Éireann has upgraded the status yellow weather warning issued yesterday to an orange alert as Atlantic storm Elsa approaches Ireland.
The national forecaster warned that a “small deepening depression” will track northwards close to the Atlantic seaboard this evening, with the strongest gusts expected between 6pm and 9pm in Cork.
Valid from 18:00 Wed, 18-Dec-2019
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“Strong southerly winds veering southwest will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts up 120km/h for a short time.” said Met Éireann.
The rain will be persistent and heavy this evening with spot flooding possible. It will continue very windy early tonight with strong to gale force and gusty winds.
Tomorrow, Thursday, is looking a little better, with showery rain in the morning expected to clear later in the day and highest temperatures of between seven and 10 degrees.