Weather warning issued for pre-Christmas Storm Eva

Weather warning issued for pre-Christmas Storm Eva

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An Orange Weather Alert is in place for Clare
An Orange Weather Alert is in place for Clare

A developing storm is expected to track to the west and northwest of Ireland later Wednesday and Wednesday night and will bring some severe winds to coastal counties of the west and northwest of Ireland.

Met Éireann has issued an orange status wind warning for counties Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal.

The storm system as been named Eva and is the fifth named storm of the winter season.

Southerly winds veering southwest of mean speeds of 60 to 65km/h gusting 100 to 110km/h are expected, with stronger winds of mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 120km/h at times during the second half of Wednesday.

Meanwhile, water levels along the Lower River Shannon at Springfield, Clonlara, are continuing to drop from their peak level of Sunday, 13 December. The ESB also announced on Tuesday that it was maintaining its current spill rate at Parteen Weir.

Storm Eva is born. Orange Alert in place for western counties for second half of Wednesday.
Storm Eva is born. Orange Alert in place for western counties for second half of Wednesday.
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