BREAKING: Storm Callum officially named as Weather Warnings upgraded to Orange for many areas
It's official. As expected, the approaching weather system has been upgraded to a storm.
As a result, Met Eireann has issued two Status Orange Weather Warnings. One for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, and Kerry is in place from 10pm on Thursday until 12 noon on Friday. A warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork and Waterford is in place from 10pm on Thursday until 9am on Friday.
In these areas, the national forecaster states that strong winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning. Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h at coasts.
The remainder of the country is covered by a Status Yellow Wind Warning. It is also in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick and Tipperary
Met Eireann states that strong winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning. Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 90 and 110 km/h at coasts. This warning is in place from 11pm on Thursday until 9am on Friday morning.
Friday’s weather system has been named as #StormCallum by @MetEireann The strongest winds are likely in western Ireland though NW parts of the UK can expect severe gales. The main impacts for the UK will be from heavy rain across some western areas Friday & Saturday #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/KGq20Y2NAU— Met Office (@metoffice) October 10, 2018