Warnings revised as Storm Erik batters parts of UK

09 February, 2019, 06:27 | Author: Donnie King
  • Storm Erik met éireann weather forecast

The rest of the country will be under a Status Yellow warning from 5am on Friday until 6am on Saturday.

"Potentially damaging gusts may occur near Atlantic coasts towards dawn, with the threat of coastal flooding due to very high seas".

The weather assessment team at Galway city council have analysed the latest information from Met Éireann and the OPW Tide & Surge site and have been in contact with the Galway Harbour master.

Elsewhere, a flight heading for Gatwick airport has had divert to Manchester after two failed attempts to land during high winds.

The warning reads: "Despite the strongest of the winds associated with Storm Erik being across the north-west of the United Kingdom today, a swathe of strong south-westerly winds will bring gusts 50-60 miles per hour to southern counties of England, initially across south-west England, but then affecting areas further east this afternoon".

Erik is the sixth named storm this season, after Ali, Bronagh, Callum, Diana & Deirdre.




An Orange wind warning is now valid for Galway, Mayo and Donegal with the forecaster warning of "damaging" gusts.

Police said the road remained closed and advised motorist to seek an alternative route.

According to Met Eireann's website www.met.ie, a status orange weather warning applies to weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in affected areas.

Winds are expected to ease off by Sunday.

"We're looking at winds of 50 to 60mph in Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland".

Saturday will see a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, with the most persistent rain in the north of the country and the possible risk of hail and thunder in the west.

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