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Storm Barra: Met Eireann Issues Orange Wind Warning For Dublin

A status orange wind warning is in operation for Dublin, Louth, Meath, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Mayo and Wexford. A status red warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry and Clare. Meanwhile a status yellow warning is in operation in the rest of the country. The warnings have been issued by Met Eireann in the wake of Storm Barra currently hitting Ireland from the Atlantic.

The orange wind warning came into effect at 8am in Dublin and is valid until 1pm today. The storm will bring southeasterly winds reaching 65-80 km/h along with gusts of 100 to 130 km/h. Costal flooding and distruption to travel and power are expected.

A status yellow wind and rain warning is also in operation covering times outside the orange warning. Valid from 2am this morning until 6pm Wednesday evening, Storm Barra will bring heavy rain leading to widespread distruption and winds reaching 50-65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h.

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