A rare Red Weather Warning has been issued for tomorrow, as Storm Eunice will bring extremely strong winds across parts of Southwest England and south Wales.
Eunice will bring challenging and disruptive conditions on Friday due to very strong winds, heavy rain and snow. A Status Red Wind Warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry, valid from 3am until 8am on Friday 18th February with mean wind speeds over 80km/h, gusts over 130km/h, coastal flooding likely, damage to power lines, fallen trees and dangerous driving conditions expected.A Status Orange Wind Warning was issued for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, Munster, Galway, valid 3am until 11am Friday 18th February. A Status Orange – Snow warning is issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, valid from 3am to 3pm Friday. And there is a Status Yellow – Wind & Rain & Snow warning for All of Ireland, valid from 1am to 3pm Friday.
The Met Office are forecasting that there is a good chance flying debris could pose a danger to life. Inland gusts of 60-80mph are likely to damage buildings and bring down power lines.It means there is a good chance of power cuts and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, being affected.Southwest or cyclonic winds becoming northwest will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts up to 130 km/h.Some coastal flooding expected, especially at high tide. The Met Office are advising not to travel tomorrow as Storm Eunice is set to cause severe disruption also on the rail network.
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