THE following warnings have just been issued by Met Eireann:
Issued at 11 September 2011 – 07:21
Later Sunday night and continuing through Monday, southwest winds will increase to mean speeds of 50 to 80km/h, with gusts ranging 90 to 130 km/h. The most sustained and severe winds are expected across Connaught and Ulster.
Exceptionaliy high seas along the western seaboard, in conjunction with high spring tides, may cause coastal flooding in prone locations during Monday also.
Valid to: 2400 12/9/2011
Southerly winds will reach gale force this evening on all irish coasts and on the Irish Sea. Winds will veer southwest tonight and increase strong gale force to storm force on irish coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head.
Issued at 09:00 on 11-Sep-2011
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will occur at times over the next few days.
Issued at 14:00 on 9-Sep-2011