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Storm Dylan expected to bring 120km/h gusts to 12 counties

Storm Dylan expected to bring 120km/h gusts to 12 counties

The national weather warning is in place for counties: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Louth, Longford, Westmeath and Meath.

Every county in Ireland apart from Laois will be affected by two fresh weather warnings issued by Met Éireann on Friday morning that will be valid from Saturday night until the early hours of Sunday.

Storm Dylan is expected to affect Ireland into early on Sunday morning.

A lower grade status yellow warning has been issued for Dublin, Munster, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly ahead of Storm Dylan.

"An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Republic of Ireland on New Year's Eve and track northeastwards across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland", reads the warning on the Met Office website.

Storm Dylan will bring renewed strong winds and rain on Saturday night followed by a bright, showery and blustery day on Sunday.

Wind speeds of between 50 and 65km/h and gusts between 90 and 110km/h are also forecast in some places. Highest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees are expected.

It is in addition to the Status Yellow snow and ice warning that is in place for the whole country until 10am this morning. Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, and Meath will be the worst impacted.


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