Gusts of 110km/h forecast in Galway wind warning

Gusts of 110km/h forecast in Galway wind warning

Scattered snow showers are forecast to occur later on Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday.

Offaly is now covered by a fresh snow-ice warning from Met √Čireann.

Meanwhile, another yellow warning was issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry on Tuesday afternoon.

"Northwest winds of 55 to 65 are expected to gust 100 to 110 km/h - strongest winds in coastal areas and over high ground".

The status yellow warning is in effect from 4pm Thursday, and remains in place until the same time on Friday.

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"The UK Met Office have named it Storm Caroline".

Thursday is set to be a cold, windy day, with widespread wintry showers.

Severe winds will affect areas over Scotland, but Met Eireann warned that the storm will also generate strong, blustery winds of Ireland.

According to the weather service, the rain "will persist in some areas, especially in Atlantic coastal counties and in southern coastal areas, where there will be some locally heavy bursts, with a slight risk of thunder on the west coast".

"When we see weather conditions worsen we also tend to see people who would normally cycle, walk or use public transport opt to use a auto if they have access to one".

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