Donegal County Council’s ‘Weather Assessment Team’ is on standby to act if needed as Storm Barra arrives tomorrow morning.
Storm Barra will bring very strong and disruptive winds and heavy rain to Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the strongest and most impactful winds expected across western areas.
Met Éireann has issued a Red wind warning for county Cork and Kerry tomorrow, as Storm Barra is expected to bring severe and damaging wind gusts in excess of 130km/h.
An Orange wind warning is also in place for many western counties and some eastern counties, with a Yellow wind warning covering the rest of the country.
Dangerous conditions are also expected at sea with marine warnings in place along all Irish coasts, including a Red marine warning for southwestern sea areas.
A yellow rain warning is also in place nationwide, as the strong winds from Storm Barra are accompanied by heavy rain which will bring challenging conditions across Donegal during the expected storm period from 6am tomorrow Tuesday 7th to late Wednesday night.
Orange marine warning is in place for offshore North West Ireland with possible impacts on more exposed coastal areas including islands.
There will be persistent rain throughout, with likelihood of sleet and hail at times.
All Donegal main routes to be gritted this evening at 6.30pm with possible snow falls early on Tuesday morning in Donegal, giving rise to challenging driving conditions at times.
Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving.
Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team are keeping the approaching weather pattern under review and will continue to monitor all local conditions as Storm Barra progresses. All Council services remain in a state of readiness as is the norm.
Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out-of-hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.
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