April 15, 2021

Stay away from the coast: Waterford weather alert upgraded to Orange

People have been warned to stay away from coasts as  Storm Ellen arrives later today.

Waterford has been included in a new nationwide Status Orange Wind Warning which comes into effect from 9pm tonight and will last until midnight on Thursday.

A red weather alert has been issued for Cork

Met Éireann warned it will become very windy continuing throughout the day tomorrow.

Severe gusts are likely, with a combination of storm surge, spring tides and onshore winds giving rise to potential coastal flooding.

The weather warnings follow several days of unseasonably wet and windy weather, with many counties already experiencing rainfall warnings.

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