It could be a case of battening down the hatches over Christmas with two storms on the way

We have been lucky so far this winter with the weather, but that is about to change quickly with two storms set to hit Ireland over the Christmas period.

The first of the depressions is set to strike on Friday, with another potentially serious one forecast for Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.

The latest model output brings a potential strong storm system towards the west of Ireland on Friday.

Latest indications suggests the system will track to the NW of Ireland with force 8 (Eastern areas) to force 10 storm force winds (western seaboard) with damaging gusts of up to 125kmh+ in areas.

Wicklow Weather have issued an advisory but as with all storms, they can downgrade or upgrade over the next 70 hours.

“Confidence is at 60% at this stage, but there is the potential for further upgrades/downgrades over the next 70 hours or so.

“We would advise people to keep up to date over the Christmas period with forecasts as weather may impact travel plans etc.”

For all the latest developments keep an eye on the Wicklow Weather Facebook page.

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