Severe weather alerts issued ahead of Storm Diana, Ireland
Here is the Infrared satellite to 9am this morning showing Storm Diana approaching the west of Ireland. #StormDiana was named by the Portuguese Met Service @ipma_pt— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) 28 november 2018
The latest forecasts, rainfall radar, observations and warnings are available at https://t.co/dz6JbDO4jB pic.twitter.com/d3ibWGvAKa
The Irish Meteorological Service (Met Eireann) has issued Wind Warnings for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, ahead of the approaching Storm Diana. A Yellow warning is in effect nationwide and Orange for southwestern counties.
Tonight will again be wet and windy, but Wednesday will turn very windy, with strong to gale force and very blustery winds.
Orange wind warning, valid 06:00 - 12:00 LT, November 28, was issued for six southwestern counties - Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Galway and Clare.
The counties are expected to be hit by winds of 65 to 80 km/h (40 - 50 mph) and gusts of 110 to 130 km/h (70 - 80 mph).
High seas will also lead to a risk of coastal flooding, Met Eireann warns.
Yellow wind warning, valid 05:00 - 16:00 LT, November 28, was issued for the entire country. South to southwest winds of 55 - 65 km/h (34 - 40 mph) are expected with gusts to 110 km/h (70 mph).
RSA issued the following advice:
Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.
Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road.
Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong crosswinds. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.
Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists.
Drive with dipped headlights at all times.
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are also being asked to wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or belts, and to take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extreme windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow people onto the path of an oncoming vehicle.
WOW... Intense winds and big waves in Portreath, Cornwall, U.K. this morning with #StormDiana affecting the area. Report; @stucornell #severeweather #extremeweather #UKWeather pic.twitter.com/aswVW32vYM— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) 28 november 2018
We strongly advise the public to stay away from exposed beaches, cliffs, piers and promenades along the coast today.— Irish Coast Guard (@IrishCoastGuard) 28 november 2018
Remember to Stay Back, Stay High and Stay Dry!
If you see someone in difficulty in the sea or on the shore dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard #StormDiana pic.twitter.com/jsllLNIPIz
Dancing in the spray from the waves of #StormDiana? ..and a bit of #GodLight too!— keith morris (@KeithMorrisAber) 28 november 2018
© @KeithMorrisAber for @AlamyNews #aberystwyth #stormhour #weatherphotography #stormchaser @stormhour #BeSafeOutThere pic.twitter.com/piRAD7atng
If you go down to the beach today, you'll be in for a big surprise.... #Anglesey #TrearddurBay #StormDiana #UKStorm @AngleseyScMedia @dailypostwales @BBCWthrWatchers @bbcweather pic.twitter.com/OiqBDiGTMV— Tom Greenough (@TomGreenough) 28 november 2018