Met Eireann Valentine's Day warning as Dublin to be battered by gale force wind

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A St Valentine’s Day warning has been issued by Met Eireann for Dublin as the capital is set to be battered by gale force winds.

The warning comes into place from 6am on Sunday and will continue for 12 hours through to 6pm that evening.

It’s also in place for Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

It follows the snow and ice warning coming into place at 2am in the early hours of Saturday – this will continue for 10 hours through to mid-day.

The warning will also be in place for the rest of Leinster,Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

The warning for Sunday says: “Very windy on Sunday with strong to gale force southerly winds veering southwesterly. Where winds are onshore there is a risk of coastal flooding around high tide. There is also a risk of more severe gusts for a time in parts of the west.”

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The current forecast for Sunday says: “Sunday looks set to be a wet and very windy day with spells of heavy rain and gale force southerly winds. A risk of flooding in the south. Mild despite the inclement weather with highs of 10 to 13 degrees.

“Rain clearing northeastwards by evening with scattered outbreaks of rain returning for the overnight period. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in fresh southerly winds.”

Source: Dublin News