Met Éireann has issued national weather warnings for the latest storm system, ‘Storm Ewan’, which is expected to affect Ireland today. ‘Storm Ewan’ should see South to South-Westerly winds reach mean speeds of some 50 to 65km/h with gusts of perhaps 90 to 110km/h in some areas during this morning and later through this afternoon.
While last week ‘Storm Doris’ resulted in widespread power cuts, today a status yellow wind warning has been issued for counties including Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Limerick.
The concept behind ‘Yellow Level’ weather alerts is to notify those who are at risk because of their location or their activity, and to allow them to take immediate preventative action.
Winds of up to 120km/h or 75mph have also been forecast and same are expected along southern and south-eastern counties again until early this afternoon. So if you are adventuring out and about, do take care and stay away from cliff walks and difficult coastline paths in particular.
[Make note:- Other named storm systems yet to make their appearance will include:- (in the following order), ‘Fleur’, followed by ‘Gabriel’, ‘Holly’ and ‘Ivor’.]