We hope everyone takes care out there as there is a Status Orange Weather Warning in operation,
The first storm of 2018, Eleanor, is due to make landfall on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 130km/h expected across 14 counties.
According to the Irish Times (2nd Jan 2018) “Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Munster, Leinster and south Galway effective between 4pm and 9pm on Tuesday.
An orange warning concerns weather events which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas.
Eleanor, the fifth storm of the 2017/18 winter season, will bring average wind speeds of up to 80km/h.
Met Éireann forecaster Deirdre Lowe said the strongest winds would be over Munster, Leinster and south Galway with winds gusting from 110 to 130 km/h.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the winds are not going to be as severe but it is going to be a windy day particularly along the west coast. There’ll be some showers with hail and thunder along with that risk of coastal flooding.”