BREAKING: Status Orange severe 'wind' weather warning for Kilkenny

Motorists and pedestrians advised to only make journeys if necessary, and to proceed with caution

Sam Matthews

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Status ORANGE wind warning for Louth as Storm Eleanor set to hit

The weather alert has been issued by Met Eireann with high winds expected

Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange severe wind weather alert for Kilkenny, due to the approach of Storm Eleanor.

The warning is valid from 4pm today (Tuesday) until 10pm tonight. The weather alert has been issued by Met Eireann with high winds expected across most counties including Kilkenny.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to only make journeys if necessary, and to proceed with caution and expect obstructions and falling debris.

Weather Warning: Code Level Orange, Storm Eleanor will quickly move across the country this evening and early tonight. West to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80km/h, with damaging gusts of 110 to 130km/h.

Very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also. Valid from 16:00 Tuesday 2-January-2018 until 22:00 Tuesday 2-January-2018.