Country braces itself for the arrival of Storm Ellen

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Potential Storm Ellen tracking closer to Ireland than predicted - forecaster

Storm Ellen tracking closer to Ireland than predicted - forecaster

A Status Orange wind warning is in place for seven counties and the remainder of the island is under a Status Yellow warning as Storm Ellen approaches the South West coast today, Wednesday, August 19.

Storm Ellen will track over Ireland on Wednesday night and during Thursday bringing a period of severe and potentially damaging winds. Associated heavy rain will also bring a risk of flooding.

An Orange level warning is in place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford and other counties are under a Status Yellow warning.

The warnings remain in place until 12pm on Thursday, August 20.