Tomorrow is expected to be a nasty day as Met Eireann has issued a number of weather alerts.
A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for the entire country. The wind warning for Munster and Connacht is in place from 4am until 3pm while a warning is in place for Leinster and Ulster counties from 8am until 7pm.
The forecaster warns that southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground.
The system that will bring heavy rain and strong winds tomorrow is developing quickly in the Atlantic and heading towards our West coast. pic.twitter.com/ww3agCFLIb
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) November 8, 2018
Meanwhile, a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning is also in place for counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry.
Met Eireann says that heavy rain will lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm but may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.The warning is valid from 6am until 6pm.
Status Yellow Weather Warnings issued for Wind and Rain by Met Éireann today pic.twitter.com/OtUSHC0aRA
— Waterford Weather (@waterfdweather) November 8, 2018
Status Yellow weather alerts are issued to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, but only to those exposed to risk by nature of their location and/or activity.