Met Éireann issues weather warning as Storm Doris looms

Met Éireann have issued a nationwide Status Yellow weather warning for the coming days. The warning, issued at 10am this morning, states: "A rapidly deepening wave depression will track eastwards over northern parts of Ireland later Wednesday night and early on Thursday."

"It will bring a period of severe winds and heavy rain, with snow on northern hills. Strong to gale force southwest winds will develop overnight and become gale force northwesterly by Thursday morning with severe gusts, especially in northern and eastern areas."

The warning is valid from a minute past midnight on Thursday morning until 11am later that day.

Storms with the potential to cause substantial impact are named by the British Met Office and Met Éireann, moving through the alphabet. The first was named Abigail in November 2015, after members of the public lodged suggestions for the Name Our Storms project. Doris sounds like a mild-mannered elderly lady, but the country is going to feel her wrath in the next few days.

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