Even as we’re currently dealing with damaging winds brought by Storm Dudley today, Met Eireann is already warning people to batten down the hatches for Storm Eunice.
A status yellow weather warning for wind, rain, and snow has been issued for all of Ireland on Friday.
“Storm Eunice will track over Ireland on Thursday night and on Friday bringing very strong winds and falls of heavy rain, sleet and snow.”
“Some disruption is likely along with a possibility of coastal and spot flooding,” the warning states.
Status Yellow and Orange marine warnings have also been issued for all Irish Coastal waters on Friday, where winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the south.
Met Eireann has said that these weather warnings for Storm Eunice will be updated on Thursday morning.
#StormEunice may bring challenging and disruptive conditions on Friday due to strong winds, heavy rain and snow.
⚠️Yellow #rain, #wind and #snow warnings are in place.
⚠️Keep an eye on the latest warnings over the coming days 👉🏾 https://t.co/Xg3aMJlyuS pic.twitter.com/8jhUM68kWD
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 16, 2022
Galway is currently dealing with the effects of Storm Dudley, with a wind warning in place until 11:30pm tonight.
Damaging winds gusting up to 110km/hr are expected today, with the possibility of coastal flooding on the Atlantic Coast.
National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management crisis management team have met with local authorities and Met Eireann and the OPW to prepare for these storms this week.
Public safety advice for the coming days is:
- stay away from all coastal areas for the duration of the Met Éireann warnings.
- all road users should be aware of the potential for hazardous travelling conditions. Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers of fallen trees and debris. High sided vehicles, cyclists and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable during this time.
- keep mobile phone charged.
- it is critical that people never ever touch or approach fallen wires. Stay safe and stay clear of fallen or damage electricity wires, and contact ESB Networks at 1800 372 999.