MET Eireann issues orange weather warnings as Diana makes her way towards Ireland

MET Eireann have predicted more heavy rain and strong winds with gusts reaching up to 130km/h for Wednesday.

A yellow wind warning is in place for the entire country while southern counties including Wexford have been issued with two status orange warnings.

The warnings take effect from 5am to 18.00.

Gardai and the AA are warning motorists to take extra care on the roads while the RNLI are advising people to keep away from piers and cliff walks.

Forecast for tomorrow:  Southerly winds increase further tomorrow morning, veering southwesterly, becoming strong to severe gale force and gusty, strongest in coastal parts of Wexford. Continuing very windy into the afternoon; but the winds will gradually start to ease a little later; but still fresh to strong and gusty by nightfall, with gales still in southeastern parts. There’ll be further spells of rain too tomorrow; but it will become mainly dry later in the day. Mild; with highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees.

Gale force winds associated with Storm Diana on Wednesday: South to southwest winds of 55 to 65 km/h will gust 90 to 110 km/h.

Issued: Tuesday 27 November 2018 11:00

Updated: Tuesday 27 November 2018 16:22

Valid from Wednesday 28 November 2018 05:00 to Wednesday 28 November 2018 18:00

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