Published: Sat, April 27, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Storm Hannah brings Status Orange wind warning for Cork on Friday night

Storm Hannah brings Status Orange wind warning for Cork on Friday night

BBC meteorologist Sarah Keith-Lucas warned: "Storm Hannah has been named by the Irish Met Office and it's going to bring some particularly windy and wet weather, especially across parts of the United Kingdom through the course of Saturday".

"Southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h".

County Wicklow has been included in a Status Yellow Wind Warning along with 15 other counties.

By midnight the storm will be sitting on top of England, with the Met Office warning of 55mph gusts in central and southern parts.

Winds will strengthen during Friday with the risk of gales developing overnight into Saturday as Storm Hannah tears across Ireland with some potent conditions also ripping across swathes of England and Wales.

He said that Met Eireann had chosen to name the storm based on its own criteria and the potential impacts for Ireland.

Irish forecaster Met Éireann said County Clare could expect gusts up to 95mph (150km/h) on Friday night. In the evening it will become very windy or stormy in west and south Munster, with very strong, gusty west to northwest winds.

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The warning is due to start at 6pm on Friday and expire at 6am on Saturday. Around Dublin and into Northern Ireland escapes the storm warnings.

"Those strong winds and heavy showers push east across much of the United Kingdom during the afternoon".

That warning states: "Becoming very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning". It will be cooler than of late, with highs of 8° to 12°.

Lows of 2° to 7° are expected, with it likely to be coldest in Ulster where clear spells will persist the longest.

Thursday - Sunny intervals with light showers from 6pm to 9pm - there will be highs of 14C and lows of 10C. Remaining rain in the east and north will clear by early afternoon, with sunny spells and scattered showers in west and south expected to extend countrywide.

ESB Networks said the areas most affected include the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas and parts of west Cork.

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