Status Orange Weather Warning As Storm Fionn To Hit Kerry

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THE Wind Warning issued yesterday for Kerry has been elevated to Status Orange.

This evening and for a time tonight, Storm Fionn will bring very strong westerly winds to Atlantic coastal counties with mean wind speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of up to 120 km/hr, strongest near coasts with a risk of flooding.

The warning is for the entire western seaboard — Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry — and is in effect from 3pm today until 3am on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile a Status Yellow weather advisory is in place for Kerry until Thursday morning at 9am.

High or very high seas are going to affect the Atlantic Seaboard over the next few days, leading to an increased risk of coastal flooding.

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