BREAKING NEWS: Status Orange weather alert issued for Leitrim, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

BREAKING NEWS: Status Orange weather alert issued for Leitrim, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo

A Status Orange weather alert has been issued.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Wind warning for Counties Leitrim, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo.

As storm Gareth approaches, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas.

The alert is valid from midday on Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 to 9am on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019.

A Status Yellow heavy rainfail warning has also been issued for Connacht valid from 6pm this evening, Monday, March 11 until 6am tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12.