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Leitrim braces itself for the arrival of Storm Gareth today

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Storm Gareth is on the way

A few bright spells this morning bit showers will develop quickly with westerly winds reaching mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. A Status Orange weather warning remains in place for counties Leitrim, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo until lunchtime on Wednesday.

There is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas and rain will become heavy this afternoon with a risk of hail. Winds will ease a little overnight but showers will remain very heavy at times. Temperatures will drop to between 2 to 5 degrees.

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