Storm Eleanor to arrive this afternoon

Wicklow has once again been included in a Orange wind alert by MET Eireann.

The county escaped any major damage over the week-end as Storm Dylan passed over the country.

Storm Eleanor will move in off the Atlantic later this afternoon and will move very quickly across the country this evening.

Southwest to west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h., are expected.

Very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also.

Issued: Tuesday 02 January 2018 05:03
Valid:Tuesday 02 January 2018 16:00 to Tuesday 02 January 2018 21:00



Bright and breezy this morning with sunny breaks and scattered heavy showers, but many places dry.
However, heavy locally thundery rain will extend from the Atlantic during the afternoon, with some spot flooding. Turning stormy also, as strong to gale force and squally southwest winds develop later this afternoon over Munster and Leinster, veering westerly this evening, associated with storm Eleanor, giving some damaging gusts and also high seas on Atlantic coasts. Top temperatures 8 to 13 C.


Extremely windy and blustery in all areas overnight, with the strongest of the winds early tonight along the east coast, but in Atlantic coastal counties later, where seas will continue very high. Some damage and coastal flooding possible. Squally showers also, with some hail and thunder in places. Lowest temperatures 3 to 7 C.


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