Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow small craft warning for Force 6 southerly winds later today and tonight (Thursday 25 April) on coasts from Belfast Lough to Howth Head to Carnsore Point ahead of Storm Hannah’s arrival tomorrow.
A Status Orange wind warning has been issued by the weather service for counties Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick effective from 4pm tomorrow afternoon till early Saturday morning as southerly winds, later veering north-westerly, will each means speeds of up to 80km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.
Meanwhile, Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford are under a Status Yellow alert from tomorrow night.
The Irish Meteorological Service has warned the public to be prepared for possible disruption and power outages from the storm, the eighth of the current cycle.
href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StormHannah?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StormHannah has been named by @MetEireann. The storm will bring severe gales to Ireland on Friday night, with strong winds also expected for southern parts of the UK pic.twitter.com/esuddjvNyP— Met Office (@metoffice) April 25, 2019