‘Red’ Weather Warning Possible As Storm Is Set To Hit West Coast

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WHILE the heavy snowfall expected around town thankfully failed to materialise, we’re certainly not out of the woods, weather wise.

A storm is set to hit the west coast of Ireland later today. It will bring with it, strong winds, high seas and heavy rain.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann quoted on the Irish Times website has predicted that the current status orange weather alert could be upgraded to red later today, but that may be confined to Clare, Galway and the north-west coasts.

A status orange alert is currently in operation in Kerry. A ‘red’ status is a severe weather warning that advises the public to take action.

Met Eireann has warned “Southerly winds of mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h will develop on Wednesday afternoon and will continue through the night, when they will veer west to southwest.”

This orange alert comes after snow fell in Tralee last night but wasn’t as bad as expected. The north of the county was worst affected.

The snow disrupted passengers of the 5:55 Tralee – Cork train which had to be cancelled.

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