Weather Warning issued by Met Eireann for strong winds ahead of cold weekend

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Met Éireann issues Status Yellow weather warning.

Met Éireann has issued a weather wind warning for some Leinster counties ahead of a stormy weekend of cold polar weather.

The Status Yellow alert warns of strong and blustery northwest winds later Saturday, starting along the Atlantic coast and extending to other elsewhere overnight. 

Northwest winds, mean speeds 55 to 65 km/h, giving gusts between 90 and 110 km/h. The strongest of the winds will be in exposed coastal locations, where winds may temporarily exceed these values.

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The warning issued on Friday, January 25  covers Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

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The warning is valid from 8pm Saturday, January 26 to 9am Sunday, January 27.

A Yellow warning is issued by Met Éireann to notify those at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. The conditions do not pose an immediate threat to the general population.