Wind warning issued for Cork from St Stephen's day with Storm Bella on the way

Wind warning issued for Cork from St Stephen's day with Storm Bella on the way

Today Met Éireann issued a warning that is valid from 12pm on Saturday through to 6am on Sunday. Picture Denis Minihane.

CORK may experience gust up to 110km/h on St Stephen's day as Storm Bella hits Ireland. 

Today Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow warning that is valid from 12pm on Saturday through to 6am on Sunday.

Met Éireann said: "Through Saturday afternoon, evening and night, westerly winds associated with Storm Bella (named by UK Met Office) will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

"With the combination of strong winds, high waves and forecasted storm surge, there is a risk of coastal flooding. Further updates will be issued as necessary."

The warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

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