Storm Dylan to hit the county on Saturday and Sunday

A kite surfer enjoys the strong winds on West Wittering beach in West Sussex
A kite surfer enjoys the strong winds on West Wittering beach in West Sussex
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30 December, 2017

The warning comes as Storm Dylan approaches Ireland, bringing wind speeds of 60 to 80 km/hr.

"Its expected track is northeastwards through Donegal Bay and up along the north-Ulster coast", reads the site.

The weather warning was issued by the Met Office on Friday morning.

The Status Yellow alert is also valid for Offaly and Kilkenny. Mean wind speeds of 50 to 65km/h are forecast, with gusts of up to 100km/h.

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Current projections show that by 2am on Sunday morning the eye of the storm will have passed over Ireland, but the country will still be affected by heavy winds for a number of hours afterwards.

It is in addition to the Status Yellow snow and ice warning that is in place for the whole country until 10am this morning. Highest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees are expected. The south of Ireland however may have more prolonged periods of rainfall through the day, according to Met √Čireann.

It was issued at 9am today and runs from 9pm on Saturday December 30 until 6am on Sunday, December 31. The weather warning is in place for Dublin, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Meath and Westmeath.

He said: "One of the most frequent calls we might get, apart from if we did have a storm and there were overhead wires that were down and people had no supply, is sometimes when people's main fuse blows".


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