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Storm Diana Arrives Over Ireland

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A status yellow wind warning is in place for the whole country.

Winds of up to 110km per hour are expected up until 6.00pm this evening.

In the south-west winds will be stronger at up to 130km per hour - with an orange warning in place for Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

An orange wind warning has also been issued for Wexford, Galway and Clare.

As a result a number of flights have been cancelled and delayed at Dublin and Cork.

Passengers are being advised to check the status of flights with their airline.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.

It's issued the following advice for road users:

  • Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected
  • Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road
  • Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds
  • Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists
  • Drive with dipped headlights at all times

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are being reminded to be seen: wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.

They should also take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions, as a sudden gust of wind could blow a person into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says people need to exercise caution while the stormy weather continues.

"We have seen before that orange weather conditions, storm conditions, can be very serious, can be very dangerous and can pose a threat to life.

"But people need to make that judgement themselves and exercise caution where they go.

"We're going to see heavy rainfall, we're going to see strong winds - and that period unsettled weather will continue over the coming days".


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