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Wind Warnings Issued Ahead Of Arrival Of Storm Jorge

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

05:29 28 Feb 2020


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A status orange warning has been issued for Leinster ahead of the arrival of Storm Jorge.

The storm is expected to bring strong winds across the country on Saturday - with the highest-level red warning issued for Galway and Clare.

For Dublin and Leinster, a status orange wind warning will be valid from 1pm tomorrow until 7pm.

Winds of 65-80 km/h are expected, with gusts of 110-120 km/h - possibly higher in very exposed areas.

Although the strongest winds are expected tomorrow afternoon, lower-level status yellow warnings will also be in effect from 9am on Saturday morning until midnight.

Full details of the warnings can be found on the Met Éireann website.

The National Emergency Co-ordination Group met earlier today to discuss Storm Jorge, with another meeting planned for tomorrow.

Speaking after today's meeting, Planning Minister Eoghan Murphy said: "Damaging gusts are possible anywhere - this means that trees could come down anywhere."

Minister Murphy said there is also a risk of power outages and trees falling down over the weekend due to the strong winds.

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