Weather Warning: Chance of power cuts and damage

Weather Warning: Chance of power cuts and damage

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

Wales and the southwest will bear the brunt tomorrow before central and northern England move into the firing line on Tuesday.

Winds of up to 70mph are forecast to batter Britain this week.

"We will see rain spreading in from the west, especially overnight, with gusts coming in".

Heavy rain will spread eastwards to all parts of the country throughout the day as the winds pick up speed during the afternoon.

Wet and windy weather is expected.

Much of the country is being warned to expect strong winds and heavy rain that could bring some flooding on Tuesday.

"Longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges".

Weather Warning: Chance of power cuts and damage

"We're also ready for wet weather which may accompany this, with our teams well prepared and equipped to keep the roads moving, or respond to flooding if necessary".

There's a chance of power cuts, damage to trees and maybe even to buildings as well.

She said: "As the storm exits the British Isles late on Monday, the threat for windstorms will not diminish".

"This warning has been expanded in area and with the likelihood of "medium" impacts increased".

"Wind gusts will possibly approach 40-50 miles per hour during this potential event as well".

There has been some speculation that this weather is being driven by the severe weather in the Caribbean and U.S., there is no such connection. Feeling cool and blustery everywhere.

A band of very strong winds will be on the depression's southern and western flanks, which will affect coastal counties in the southwest, south and possibly parts of the east coast later.

Met Eireann have said that winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas.

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