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This is a tricky storm with some models downgrading their wind speed some bit for tomorrows storm.

The morning UKMO model is forecasting strongest winds for the North of the country with Northern Coastal areas seeing gusts exceeding 120km/h. Many other parts of Ulster seeing gusts over 100 and possibly over 110km/h.

UKMO 00z model, Pic by meteologix.com

The morning ECMWF model is forecasting less windy conditions with wind gusts up to 90 inland and over 100km/h in coastal areas.

The ICON EU 06Z is showing the strongest winds which would not be strange. Gusts over 130km/h are forecast for the North West of Ireland with exposed spots seeing higher gusts! Further inland in Ulster winds over 120km/h are forecast.

So a little disagreement in the models this morning and warnings have been issued for wind by Met Office and Met Eireann for the island of Ireland. These can be seen at https://weatheralertsireland.com/warnings

Heavy rain is also expected to start this afternoon and over 30mm is forecast in 24 hours in mid western areas.

Pic by meteologix.com

Coastal flooding is also possible with onshore winds, with very high tides and large swells with overtopping waves. Please take care if near coastal areas and try to avoid them if possible. Waves over 7 metresΒ  (Over 20 feet) are possible on Wednesday into Thursday so please take care.

We will give an update this evening once the evening models are in so please keep an eye on forecasts by Weather Alerts Ireland,

An update on Storm Eunice to follow so watch this space…

Thanks,

Nick

Weather Alerts Ireland

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