6 December 2021 News

Storm Barra – Coillte Urges Forest Users To Exercise Extreme Caution

STORM BARRA – NATIONAL WEATHER WARNING –

COILLTE URGES FOREST USERS TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION

Met Eireann are forecasting southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly to reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts in excess of 130km/h.

Fallen and overhanging trees pose an extremely dangerous risk to the public and Coillte is urging everyone to remain vigilant and to exercise extreme caution if entering forest lands over the coming days.

Members of the public should not approach fallen or overhanging trees as they pose a significant health and safety risk and access routes blocked by trees should only ever be cleared by trained experts.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER WARNING

STATUS RED – WIND WARNING FOR CORK, KERRY

Storm Barra: Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts in excess of 130km/h. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 13:47 Monday 06/12/2021

Valid from: 06:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021 to 21:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021

National

STATUS RED – WIND WARNING FOR CLARE

Storm Barra: Northwesterly winds will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts in excess of 130km/h. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 16:21 Monday 06/12/2021

Valid from: 16:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021 to 01:00 Wednesday 08/12/2021

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STATUS ORANGE – WIND WARNING FOR CLARE, CORK, KERRY, LIMERICK, WATERFORD, GALWAY, MAYO, WEXFORD

Storm Barra: Southeasterly winds, later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, with localised stronger winds likely, with severe gusts on coasts. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 13:47 Monday 06/12/2021

Valid from: 06:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021 to 06:00 Wednesday 08/12/2021

National

STATUS ORANGE – WIND WARNING FOR DUBLIN, LOUTH, WICKLOW, EAST MEATH

Storm Barra: Southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, with localised stronger winds likely. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 13:47 Monday 06/12/2021

Valid from: 08:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021 to 13:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021

National

STATUS ORANGE – WIND WARNING FOR LEITRIM, SLIGO

Storm Barra: Northwesterly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, with localised stronger winds likely. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 09:35 Tuesday 07/12/2021

Valid from: 20:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021 to 08:00 Wednesday 08/12/2021

National

STATUS ORANGE – WIND WARNING FOR DONEGAL

Storm Barra: Northwesterly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, with localised stronger winds likely. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 09:35 Tuesday 07/12/2021

Valid from: 02:00 Wednesday 08/12/2021 to 14:00 Wednesday 08/12/2021

National

STATUS YELLOW – WIND AND RAIN WARNING FOR IRELAND

Storm Barra will bring widespread mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 110 km/h with localised stronger winds likely. Heavy rain will also bring risks of surface flooding and, due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected. Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Issued: 13:47 Monday 06/12/2021

 

 

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