Storm Barra: Status Orange Win...


Storm Barra: Status Orange Wind Warning For Dublin


07:15 7 Dec 2021

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A status orange wind warning is in place in Dublin this morning as Storm Barra hits.

Severe or damaging gusts could reach 130 km/h with schools and colleges in the capital shut.

Eight parks in Dublin City have been closed because of high winds from Storm Barra.

Merrion Square, Patricks Park, Saint Kevin’s Park, Anna Livia, Croppies Acre, Audeons Park, the Peace Park and Mountjoy Square are closed today.

Meanwhile Irish Rail staff are having to physically keep level crossing barriers in place at Lansdowne Road to allow trains pass safely in the high winds.

Met Éireann says due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected and that disruption to power and travel are likely.

The warning for Dublin and a number of other counties will last until 1pm.

Motorists are being told to only head out in the capital if it's absolutely essential.

Coastal car parks, including Clontarf and Sandymount, have closed. While the flood gates along the River Dodder have been shut.

A red wind warning has taken effect in Cork and Kerry.

Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather says the whole country will feel the effects of the storm;

"The centre of the storm will pass into the west coast with the strongest of the winds initially on the south west"

He says; "the winds will really increase across the country through the morning and into this afternoon."

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