Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann issue warning to 7 counties

Nichole Vega
December 7, 2017

Forecasters also said that areas outside the warning zone are also likely to experience windy conditions on Thursday.

They have also added a yellow weather warning for the southern half of Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm tomorrow.

Storm Caroline is expected to barrel into the United Kingdom overnight after strengthening in the Atlantic Ocean throughout Wednesday.

'At the moment we have a yellow weather warning in place, but it could be upgraded to amber'.

The Met Office warned that the conditions could disrupt travel.

"Overnight, the main feature will be the increase in wind as Caroline starts to come in towards the end of the night".

The Met Office said the high winds were expected to damage buildings and cause flying debris, as well as power cuts, severe travel disruption and risky waves.

Snow and falling temperatures were forecast to affect the west of the country then.

There will be potentially damaging gusts of up to 80mph there, with higher speeds possible across the Northern and Western Isles.

"Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible". Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible.

"Large waves are expected and beach material may be thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties".

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

This includes a second warning on Friday for chances of snow and ice.

Met Eireann last issued a snow warning for Donegal last month when temperatures plunged to -2C on Thursday, November 23, leading to some snowfall on high ground housing estates in towns like Letterkenny.

John Eagleton is a forecaster with Met Éireann.

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