Orange weather warning for Donegal as Storm Frank approaches

 

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Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings as Storm Frank approaches Ireland.

An orange level wind warning will be in place along the west coast - for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry - from midday Tuesday.

Winds of up to 80 kilometres per hour are forecast, with gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour.

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. It is also valid from midday tomorrow.

Separately a status yellow rain warning is in place this afternoon for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Wilhelmina Phelan from Met Éireann says there will be strong winds along the Atlantic coastal counties: