Status Red Warning For Kerry As Ophelia Approaches

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MET Eireann has issued a Status Red Warning for Kerry on Monday.

A Yellow warning was in place but after monitoring the situation they have upgraded the status to the highest level for five counties on the west coast, so we’re about to get the worst of it.

Ex-hurricane Ophelia is expected to bring severe winds and stormy conditions on Monday with mean wind speeds in excess of 80 km/h and gusts in excess of 130km/h are expected.

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This will potentially cause structural damage and disruption, with dangerous marine conditions due to high seas and potential flooding.

The warning is valid from Monday at 9am to Tuesday at 3am. Other counties with a Red warning are Cork, Galway, Mayo and Clare.

A RED warning is defined as follows;

“The issue of RED level severe weather warnings should be a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.”

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  1. my kids go to the Nano Nagle school in listowel by bus from cie so will the school be closed monday because of the high winds and bad weather conditions