Met Éireann issues wind and rain warnings

Met Éireann issues wind and rain warnings


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Orange Status Wind Warning!!

Yellow Status Rain Warning!!

Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Orange wind alert as well as a Status Yellow rain warning as Storm Deirdre prepares to track over Ireland later today.

A developing depression will track northeast over the country during Saturday afternoon and evening and will bring wet and windy weather to all areas.

West or northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 65km/h with gusts of 100km/h generally, with disruptive and damaging gusts to 130km/h likely for a few hours in western and southern counties in the late afternoon and transferring eastwards during the evening.

The Status Orange wind warning is valid from Saturday 15 December 2018 15:00 to Saturday 15 December 2018 23:59.

Status Yellow rain warning has also been issued for Ireland with heavy rain during Saturday leading to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with some mountainous areas exceeding these limits.

The warning is valid from Saturday 15 December 2018 00:01 to Saturday 15 December 2018 23:59



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.