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Coast Guard Advises Caution as Met Éireann Issues Gale Warning

25th October 2013
Coast Guard Advises Caution as Met Éireann Issues Gale Warning

#coastguard –  The Coast Guard advises the public to be careful on exposed westerly coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, and promenades this weekend especially Sunday due to forecasted strong gale force westerly winds.

Met Éireann has a gale warning in operation with southerly winds increasing to gale force later tonight and tomorrow morning with Gale or strong gale force westerly winds developing on all coasts tomorrow night and during Sunday.

Specific advice from the Coast Guard is:

Remember to monitor weather broadcasts

Avoid exposed westerly coasts, cliff paths and coastal areas during forecasted strong gale force westerly winds this weekend
Do not venture out to sea unnecessarily when gale force conditions are forecast

Owners of small vessels and fishing vessels in coastal waters to remember to always Wear a Personal Flotation Device and let someone know your whereabouts and when you are due back.

If you do see someone in difficulty in the sea, on the shore, cliffs, lakes or rivers dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.

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