Met Éireann, issued a Status Yellow wind and rainfall warning this afternoon. The alert is set to take effect from 3pm tomorrow.
Throughout recent periods and night of St Stephen’s Day, winds related to Storm Bella (named by the UK Met Office) will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Near the west coast, the Gusts will be higher at times.
A high risk of coastal flooding is there due to the combination of strong winds, high waves and a forecasted storm surge.
Met Éireann also said that heavy rain associated with Storm Bella will move southwards over Ireland throughout tomorrow evening and may cause localised flooding in some areas.
These warnings will come into effect from 3pm tomorrow.
The wind warning will remain in place until 4am on Sunday morning while the rainfall warning will last until 4am on Monday morning.
Breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain spreading southwards across the country will be today’s climate and this will be clearing overnight. 4 and 8 degree will be the lowest temperature range.