Published: Mon, January 13, 2020
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Storm Brendan named - ‘weather-bomb’ to BLAST UK with 80mph winds

Storm Brendan named - ‘weather-bomb’ to BLAST UK with 80mph winds

It's going to be particularly windy across the western half of the United Kingdom, with gusts reaching 60-70 miles per hour along Irish Sea coastlines, the west of Scotland and perhaps some English Channel coasts - maybe even 80 miles per hour in a few exposed places.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Galway is bracing itself this evening as very strong winds and a chance of coastal flooding are expected when Storm Brendan reaches the west coast early tomorrow morning.

The service is warning of significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high tides and storm surge.

A warning for Connacht, Donegal and Kerry is in effect from 5am on Monday until 9pm that night.

- some short term loss of power and other services.

There will be strong wind impacts for western areas of mainland Britain and Northern Ireland too, the Met Office have yellow wind warnings in place for the SW and far west of mainland Britain along with N. Ireland.

He said the severe conditions could cause travel disruption.

'Inland gusts of 45-55 miles per hour are more likely.

The Met Office is also predicting wind speeds of 56mph on Tuesday for our city - however a weather warning has not yet been issued for that day.

"Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected quite widely inland, with exposed coasts and hills having gusts of around 60 mph, perhaps locally 70 mph". Heavy rain may be an additional hazard in places.

Ms Dillon said the winds would only gradually ease on Monday with and another band of unsettled weather would follow on Tuesday bring sleet and even snow to higher ground.

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