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Status Red Weather Warning For Monday As Ophelia Closes In

14th October 2017
The latest predicted track of the former Hurricane Ophelia over Ireland The latest predicted track of the former Hurricane Ophelia over Ireland Photo: Weatherweb.net

#Ophelia - Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for southern and western counties as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are set to bring gusts of more than 130kmh this Monday 16 October.

Mean wind speeds in excess of 80kmh have the potential for causing structural damage and disruption in Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry, with dangerous marine conditions off the South and West Coasts from Monday morning till the small hours of Tuesday 17 October.

A Status Orange weather warning is in effect for the rest of the country with means winds between 65 and 80kmh, particularly in coastal counties.

Dun Laoghaire Marina has already issues a caution to its berthholders to ensure sufficient fendering and strong mooring warps are in place at the country’s largest marina.

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