Two orange wind warnings have been issued by Met Éireann ahead of the arrival of storm Diana tomorrow, Wednesday 28 November.

The first warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry and Waterford. Severe winds of 65km/hr to 80km/hr are forecast along with gusts of 110km/hr to 130km/hr. There will be high seas also, bringing a risk of coastal flooding.

The warning is valid from 6am until 12pm tomorrow.

A separate orange wind warning is in place for Wexford, Galway and Clare. This will see the same severe winds of 65km/hr to 80km/hr along with gusts of 110km/hr to 130km/hr.

However, the warning comes into effect later at 9am and lasts until 2pm.

The rest of the country has been issued with a status yellow warning after the storm with winds of 55km/hr to 65km/hr and gusts reaching 110km/hr.

The Met Office has also issued a wind warning for Northern Ireland.

Storm Diana

Commenting on the storm, Met Éireann meteorologist Liz Walsh said: “This next low-pressure system carries the name of storm Diana. It was named by the Portuguese met service due to the orange level warning conditions it produced for the Azores archipelago on the evening and night of Monday 26 November.

Storm Diana will produce some severe and potentially damaging winds as it moves northwards to the west of Ireland on Wednesday and a number of warnings have been issued in relation to this event.”

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