Wind weather warning issued for Cork this Sunday and Monday

Wind weather warning issued for Cork this Sunday and Monday
A wind weather warning has been issued for Cork this Sunday and Monday.

A wind warning is in place for Cork this Sunday and Monday as Storm Atiyah travels between Iceland and Ireland generating very strong winds.

A southwest wind later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 50 to 60 km/h with gusts of up to 100 km/h.

The Met Eireann advisory is in place from Sunday, December 8 at 3pm to Monday, December 9 at 6am.

Leading up to storm Atiyah, there will be scattered heavy showers this morning, turning into a breezy day, with moderate westerly winds in the evening with temperatures of between 7 and 10 degrees.

Overnight, temperatures will fall overnight to between 4 and 6 degrees with mostly moderate west to southwest winds and there will be further isolated showers with long dry and clear spells and mist thickening to fog.

Saturday will be a generally rather cloudy day with patchy rain and drizzle in the morning.

A moderate westerly wind will back southerly and will increase to become strong ahead of a spell of rain arriving on western coasts by evening when the rain will turn heavy and spread eastwards.

Temperatures during Saturday will range between 9 and 11 degrees, and will rise by a couple of degrees in the first part of the night.

Then the rain will be heavy for a time before clearing in the first half of the night to scattered showers, mostly affecting coasts of the west and north.

On Sunday fresh to strong west to southwest winds will reach gale force along coasts and high seas will bring the risk of coastal flooding.

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