Waterford hit with severe wind and rain warnings as storm approaches

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Waterford hit with severe wind and rain warnings as storm approaches

Waterford hit with severe wind and rain warnings as storm approaches

Waterford has been included in a Status Yellow wind and rain warning from Met Éireann.

The national forecaster has issued a series of warnings covering most of the country with Waterford included in a number of separate alerts.

Munster and Connacht are included in a warning for severe wind and gusts.

"Southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southeast," Met Éireann warns.

This warning was issued on Thursday and is valid from 8am on Friday morning until 3pm on Friday evening.

A more specific Status Yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Waterford, along with Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry and Tipperary.

Met Éireann warns that heavy rain will lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm but may exceed these limits in mountainous areas in these counties.

This warning is valid from 6am on Friday until 6pm on Friday evening. Standing water will remain an issue for motorists beyond the warning.