LATEST: Weather alert raised for Cork, with risk of damaging winds later today

LATEST: Weather alert raised for Cork, with risk of damaging winds later today

Cork, along with the entire country, had been under a Status Yellow wind warning but that has now been upgraded to Orange for Cork and Kerry. 

Met Éireann have upgraded the weather warning for Cork, with warnings of damaging gusts of up to 120km/h for a time early tonight. 

Cork, along with the entire country, had been under a Status Yellow wind warning but that has now been upgraded to Orange for Cork and Kerry. 

"Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with damaging gusts to 120km/h for a time early tonight and some wave overtopping," the forecaster said today. 

The warning is valid from 8pm until midnight tonight. 

The Yellow warning - which forecasts strong to gale force southwesterly winds, veering westerly with reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h,  gusts of 90 to 110km/h and a risk of some wave overtopping in coastal areas - remains in place until 7am tomorrow. 

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