Met Éireann has issued an Orange Wind Warning which is related to Storm Callum.
An Orange Wind Warning can produce winds which may gust to between 110 and 130 km/h. The strongest winds will be along exposed coastal areas.
It is vital that the recipient of such a warning is prepared for the potential impacts of such an event:
ORANGE WARNING – Be Prepared
An ORANGE level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce dangerous, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property.
- Stay away from exposed coastal areas for the period of the ORANGE warning.
- Drive to anticipate strong cross winds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds – slow down and give extra space to pedestrians and cyclists.
- Be aware of local conditions in your area; wind strengths can vary significantly from place to place (depending on direction and local topography).
Please click here for the latest warnings: https://www.met.ie/warnings
You can also read up more on the weather event at the Forecaster’s commentary section of the website: https://www.met.ie/forecasters-commentary