- Nov 3, 2015
Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather information and related services for Ireland.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for Kerry with gusts over 130km/h forecast as Storm Atiyah approaches.
West to southwest winds veering northwest will reach speeds of 80km/h for a time this evening, and extreme caution is advised especially near coasts and on high ground.
The warning came into effect at 4pm and will remain in place until 7pm.
Kerry County Council has advised people to stay indoors during the Status Red warning.
It has also warned members of the public to "stay away from exposed coastal areas" while the weather alerts remain in place.
Kerry County Council said it has an emergency helpline operating during Storm Atiyah, which can be contacted on 066 718 3588, to report fallen trees, flooding or debris on roads.
A Status Orange wind warning came into effect at 1pm for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Limerick.
The warning will remain in place until 6am tomorrow.
Storm Atiyah is tracking between Iceland and Ireland with gusts of up to 130km/h forecast and possibly higher in exposed coastal areas along with a possibility of coastal flooding.
A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford, until 6am tomorrow.