BREAKING NEWS: Met Eireann upgrades Weather Warning to Red for parts of Ireland for Storm Hannah

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BREAKING NEWS: Met Eireann upgrades Weather Warning to Red in some areas for Storm Hannah

BREAKING NEWS: Met Eireann upgrades Weather Warning to Red in some areas for Storm Hannah

Met Eireann has upgraded a Wind Warning for Storm Hannah to Status Red for parts of Ireland.

The National Forecaster has upgraded the warning from Orange to Red for Kerry and Clare. 

Met Eireann says that Northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h for a time this evening in the area. The warning is in place from 8pm until 11pm tonight, Friday.

A Status Orange Wind Warning is in place for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from 4pm until 1am while a separate Orange Warning is in place for Galway from 7pm to midnight. Met Eireann says that northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h this evening/early tonight.

A further Status Orange Warning is in place for Tipperary and Waterford from 10pm until 2am.

On top of that, a Status Yellow Wind warning is in place for Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford. Met Eireann says it will become very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning. Southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h. That warning is in place from 11pm until 9am on Saturday