Met Éireann issues four separate weather warnings as Storm Jorge approaches

01 Mars, 2020, 03:54 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Met Éireann issues four separate weather warnings as Storm Jorge approaches

Meanwhile, three separate wind warnings, two orange and one yellow, will affect the entire country on Saturday, when the storm arrives.

There are no weather warnings now in place for the east of England - but Weatherquest forecasters are predicting wind speeds of around 45mph will be felt across parts of the county on Saturday morning.

The warning, which covers Wales and parts of England, comes into play from midday on Saturday through to midday on Sunday.

The issued warnings are in place from Friday morning until Saturday morning, covering the majority of Wales and Northern Ireland, and parts of England and Scotland.

Strong winds associated with Storm Jorge (Hor-hay) on Saturday. The warning was issued at 11:00am today, Thursday, February 27.

Strong winds and heavy downpours are battering the island of Ireland as Storm Jorge passes.

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The latest storm to hit the United Kingdom will bring high winds and heavy rain to most of the country while one area will be snowed under.

Christchurch has been included in a further yellow alert for heavy rain in the south-west, causing some flooding and transport disruption. This warning will come into effect at 12.01am tomorrow morning (Friday) and will remain in place until 11.59pm on Saturday night.

There is a continuing risk of flooding due to already saturated ground and elevated river levels.

Thousands of homes and businesses in Clare are without power this afternoon, as Storm Jorge batters the county.

The Met Office has issued this update to a weather warning.

Towns including Ironbridge and Bewdley along the River Severn in the West Midlands, and West Cowick and Lidgate in East Yorkshire, along the River Aire, are among the worst-hit areas in England.

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