The system, which is currently affecting Ireland and the UK, has been named Storm Geraldine by the French Meteorological Agency.
Yellow status wind and rain warnings have been issued for several counties in Ireland as the country warns of dangerous travel conditions during Storm Geraldine. This cyclone was so named by the French metro service (Meteo-France).
The strongest winds were recorded in the southern part of the country and along the western coast.
yellow wind and rain warning
The following counties are under status yellow wind and rain warnings:
Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.
The alert went into effect at 2am and will remain in place through Saturday, ending at 11pm.
According to Met Éireann, Ireland: “Winds will be strong and gusty from the south-west at times, producing heavy rain and thunderstorms.”
Yellow wind warning for Sunday
A yellow wind warning was subsequently issued for counties Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
This alert will take effect at 11pm on Saturday and will remain in place until 5pm on Sunday 31 December.
“Westerly winds shifting to the northwest will be strong and gusty at times,” Met Eireann said.
Some of the potential impacts listed by national forecasters include:
• Loose pieces, displaced objects.
• Difficult travel conditions
• Overtopping waves
Residents are encouraged to stay indoors, avoid travel, and take necessary precautions to stay safe.
Written by Feba Bobas