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24 May 2022

Ireland braces for Storm Franklin as more weather warnings issued

Ireland braces for Storm Franklin as more weather warnings issued

The third storm in as many days to hit Ireland has been named Storm Franklin.

Status Orange wind warnings will come into effect for six counties from midday today, as Storm Franklin is set to hit Irish shores this evening.

Met Eireann has warned of 'very strong winds with severe and damaging gusts', with risks of localised flooding in coastal areas.

The first Status Orange warning is for Clare and will remain in place from 12:00 pm today until midnight on Monday.

At 3pm, Status Orange wind warnings will come into effect in both Galway and Mayo until 3am tomorrow.

A Status Orange wind warning has also been issued for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo, lasting from 11pm tonight (Sunday) until 7am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning remains in place for the whole country, coming into place at 9am this morning until 9am on Monday.

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