Weather warning in place for Clare

Weather warning in place for Clare


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Met ÉireanMet Mn has issued a Status Yellow alert warning of the possibility of snow and ice across the country.

Forecasters are warning of scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow expected during the period of the alert Poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions, will occur at times.

The latest alert is valid from Saturday 09 March 2019 23:00 to Monday 11 March 2019 06:00.

A Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for Clare as well as Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Kerry and Limerick.

The warning is for west to northwest winds which will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110kmh. These will be strongest in coastal areas.

The alert is valid from Sunday 10 March 2019 04:00 to Sunday 10 March 2019 23:59.

Lahinch taking a pounding during Storm Eleanor in January 2017 – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017
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.