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Council urges public to avoid exposed coastal locations

    Clare County Council is warning peoploe to avoid exposed coastal locations throughout Friday night and Saturday due to forecast stormy conditions. A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for the Banner County as Storm Brian is expected to peak early on Saturday with winds at their strongest along the coast. Met Éireann says southeast winds of mean speeds 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, will veer west or northwest and strengthen further during the night, reaching orange level with mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h. Winds will ease from orange warning level to yellow warning level during Saturday evening. It also warns there is a risk of coastal flooding, which has placed communities in West and North Clare on red alert. In addition, a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country with gusts of up to 110kmh forecast – and going higher in coastal parts of the south …

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Getting updates on our beaches

A new mobile enabled website providing information about bathing water at Ireland’s beaches and lakes has been launched by the EPA. beaches.ie will allow people to access the information they need before a day out at the seaside. beaches.ie is set up for mobile devices so allowing visitors quick and easy access to a range of information. For example, beaches.ie allows people to find out what the recent water quality has been like at their regular beach, if any swim restrictions are in place, what the weather is likely to be and even what time the tide is due in. The site also provides information on the amenities available, including access to beach wheelchairs. beaches.ie also provides a link to the popular ‘See it, Say it’ App to make it easy for people to report environmental incidents. beaches.ie will be updated continually during the summer as results of monitoring become available from local authorities. The information is based on local authority monitoring of water quality, Met Éireann weather forecasts …

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Storm Doris approaches

A NATIONWIDE Status Yellow weather warning has been issued by Met Éireann. The warning, issued at 10am this morning, states, “A rapidly deepening wave depression will track eastwards over northern parts of Ireland later Wednesday night and early on Thursday.” Storm Doris will bring a period of severe winds and heavy rain, with snow on northern hills. “Strong to gale force southwest winds will develop overnight and become gale force northwesterly by Thursday morning with severe gusts, especially in northern and eastern areas.” The warning is valid from a minute past midnight on Thursday morning until 11am later that day. Storms with the potential to cause substantial impact are named by the British Met Office and Met Éireann, moving through the alphabet. The first was named Abigail in November 2015, after members of the public suggested monikers for the Name Our Storms project. The forecasters are now in their second run of the alphabet – after Doris, people can expect …

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It’s snow time in Clare

County Clare experienced its first snow of 2017 today (Thursday).  The snow was was mainly on higher ground early on but as night approaches it may well become more widespread. The gardaí and AA Roadwatch have issued warnings in relation to travel, asking motorists and pedestrians to exercise particular care. Met Éireann has forecast more sleet and snow  arriving from the north west through Connacht and into Munster. Clare Champion photographer John Kelly braved the cold to capture some of the beauty of the snow-capped high ground.

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Status yellow weather warning

MET Éireann has issued a nationwide status yellow weather warning, while Clare County Council is advising the public to exercise caution if visiting exposed coastal areas over the weekend due to high spring tides, aggressive sea conditions and strong winds. High spring tides are expected each morning and evening over the next few days. MET Éireann has forecast blustery showers this afternoon with a few bright intervals. Some of the showers will possibly be heavy at times. Winds will be fresh to strong and gusty south to southeast in direction but very strong along the south and southwest coast. Temperatures will reach highs of 18 or 20 degrees Celsius. Tonight there will be further outbreaks of showery rain, with a risk of some heavy bursts and some spot flooding. Lowest temperatures will be around 14 degrees Celsius. Winds will become strong to very strong and gusty southwesterly overnight but reaching gale force along the south coast.

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High winds alert for Clare

Clare County Council has today (Tuesday) issued a wind alert for the entire county for overnight and early Wednesday. Met Éireann is warning that westerly winds, veering northwest will increase to mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with gusts of 110 to 130km/h at times overnight in exposed areas, especially in the coastal fringes, with high sea also. The council is warning members of the public in County Clare to avoid exposed coastal locations throughout Tuesday night and early on Wednesday. Meanwhile, motorists are being warned to take extra care on roads this evening and overnight as three weather warnings have been issued for a number of places in Ireland. Met Éireann has issued an Orange Weather Warning for strong winds for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford, where westerly winds veering northwest are expected to reach speeds of 65 to 75km/h with gusts of 110 to 130km/h at times overnight. The rest of Ireland has also been …

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Orange Weather Warning for Clare

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users today (Monday) to take extreme care when using the roads, as Met Éireann has issued an Orange Weather Warning for strong winds until midnight tonight in counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 130 km/h throughout the day. Winds will peak during this afternoon and evening and will be at their strongest along the coasts. For advice on severe weather driving tips see severe weather advice on the RSA website or check out the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages. For more weather updates visit Met Eireann’s website www.met.ie

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Status Orange weather warning

Clare County Council has issued a weather warning in advance of forecasted storm force conditions overnight and during the early part of Friday. Met Eireann has introduced a Status Orange warning for Clare and is forecasting that Storm Gertrude will bring southwest winds later veering westerly and increasing to 65 to 80 km/h overnight with potential gusts of 110 to 130 km/h. Clare County Council is advising members of the public to exercise caution in exposed coastal locations.

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