Storm Gareth: Gusts of up to 110km expected

By Hayden Moore

MET ÉIREANN has issued a Status Yellow wind warning that could see "severe and damaging" wind gusts of up to 110km.

The nationwide weather warning kicked in at 12pm today and is valid for 24 hours, as Storm Gareth approaches from the Atlantic.

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Storm Gareth rolling into Kilnamanagh this lunchtime.

Met Éireann has forecast westerly winds that will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and see gusts of 90 to 110km in the Dublin region. 

In other parts of the country, an Orange Status wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. 

Although there will be high winds, temperatures are meant to stick at 6 degrees overnight in Dublin.

Since the wind warnings came into effect from 12pm today, AA Roadwatch has issued advice for driving in high winds.

Meanwhile, An Garda Síochána has urged road users to exercise “caution while using the roads” and to “take extra care”.

Dublin Fire Brigade also issued a weather warning on Twitter telling the public to “be aware of loose debris if driving” as high sided vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians are all affected by wind.

ESB Networks have also warned that some customers may lose supply to their homes.

ESB customers have been asked to take a note of their MPRN or Meter Point Reference Number, which can be found on electricity meters and on bills from electricity suppliers.

Keep up to date with AA Roadwatch, Met Éireann and South Dublin County Council.

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