December 5, 2023

KILKENNY WEATHER ALERT: Snow warning as storms Dudley and Eunice approach

Met Éireann has forecast storm conditions involving damaging winds, heavy rain and snowfalls as two storms head for Ireland.

A Status Yellow wind warning for Kilkenny and the rest of the country will be in place from 12pm today until 12pm tomorrow as Storm Dudley makes landfall.

The national forecaster said westerly winds will reach average speeds of 50-65km, with damaging gusts of 80-110km.

A combination of high tide and strong winds may lead to flooding on exposed coasts, Met Éireann added.

After a brief respite, Storm Eunice is expected to track over Ireland on Thursday night.

Met Éireann said Storm Eunice has the potential to be “a multi-hazard and disruptive event” with damaging winds, heavy rain and snow possible.

“Current indications are that the strongest winds are most likely to affect southern counties and the most significant falls of snow are most likely over central and northern parts of the country with locally blizzard conditions possible for a time and disruption to travel,” said the forecaster.

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