Status Orange Wind Weather Warning Issued

A Met Eireann Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for a weather system tracking towards Ireland.

Severe winds associated with Storm Diana are expected on Wednesday 28th, south to southwest winds of 65 to 80km/h will gust 110 to 130km/h. High seas are expected also, with a risk of coastal flooding, valid from 06:00 until 12:00 on 28th November.

Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team convened in relation to possible coastal flooding as a result of the recent heavy rainfall, tidal surge and expected high winds.

Tidal surges of 0.6m-0.75m are expected on Wednesday 28th, which could give rise to coastal flooding in some locations, depending on the wind direction and the exact timing of peak wind conditions. 

Road users are asked to exercise extreme caution, particularly tomorrow morning, due to surface water on roads and debris due to forecasted adverse weather conditions. 


Overall, the outlook is for disturbed conditions over the next five days bringing high rainfall across the country with highest rainfall expected in the west and southwest.

Cork County Council will continue to monitor this situation.