STORM HECTOR causes a Status Orange Warning to be put in place for Galway

Galway Daily news Road closures and serious power outages are affecting the seafront area of Galway City this afternoon due to damage from Storm Fergus.

A Status Orange Warning has been put in place for Galway due to Storm Hector.

The summer along with sun has come and gone as Met Éireann have now put a status orange warning in place for Galway as Storm Hector is set to land this evening.

The Status Orange Wind warning is in place for Galway, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo.

Met Éireann has said that “On Wednesday evening and night and for a time on Thursday morning, south to southwest winds veering westerly, associated with Storm Hector, will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/hr with gusts of 110 to 125 km/hr. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas.

The weather alert is in place from 8pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning.