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Orange and Yellow weather warnings issued


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the next few days as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and snow and ice.

Met Eireann has issued an Orange wind weather warning for Donegal tomorrow, Thursday March 12 from 08:00 -12:00. Southwest winds veering west to northwest will reach mean wind speeds of 60 to 75 km/h with gusts of 100 to 120 km/h. Due to a combination of waves, spring tides and surge, the possibility of coastal flooding is increased on Thursday.

A Yellow snow and ice weather warning is also in place for Donegal today, March 11 from 15:00 to 08:00 tomorrow (Thursday) in advance of the wind warning. Showers will turn increasingly wintry during Wednesday with a mix of hail, sleet and snow, leading to icy conditions on untreated surfaces. Some localised accumulations will occur.

There is a further Yellow wind weather warning in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare from 04:00 to 18:00 tomorrow (Thursday). Southwest winds veering west to northwest will reach mean wind speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 80 to 110 km/h. Due to a combination of waves, spring tides and surge, the possibility of coastal flooding is increased along western and northwestern coasts on Thursday.

Road users in areas affected by the Orange and Yellow Warnings are advised to check local traffic and weather conditions before setting out on a journey.