MET Eireann upgrade storm

Met Eireann have upgraded storm and flood potential from yellow to orange for southern and western coasts storm Christine heads towards Ireland.

The southwest winds will strengthen tonight with gust of up to 120km/h possible in coastal areas.

The severe winds are expected to continue into tonight and tomorrow and will remain until Tuesday when they will calm.

Flooding is expected on the east coast due to high winds and high tides.

Over the past few days Wicklow weather has highlighted the dangers of coastal surge and high tide across the south and west.
The eastern half of Ireland should remain on a cautious advisory. Here is a list of areas that could be breached in and around high tide(s)
Drogheda, Bull Island, Portmarnock, Clontarf, East Wall, Sandymount, Sandycove, Bray, Wicklow Port, Arklow Port, Courtown, Wexford (Ferrybank area), Kilmore Quay. Some of our river systems could also be close to flood levels at high tide.

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