Weather warning for Kerry – Advisory from Kerry County Council

Met √Čireann has issued a Level Orange Weather Warning for Kerry as follows:

Status Orange – Wind warning for Kerry
Strong southeast, veering southwest, winds associated with Storm Callum, coinciding with high spring tides will affect Ireland on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday, gusting between 110 and 130 km/h at coasts.
Issued: Wednesday 10 October 2018 10:00
Valid from Thursday 11 October 2018 22:00 to Friday 12 October 2018 12:00

Kerry County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team, including representatives of Fire Services and Civil Defence, met today to review the warning and has advised members of the public, motorists, business and property owners to be prepared for high winds overnight on Thursday and early on Friday morning.

Extreme care should be taken overnight on Thursday and during the morning work and school commute on Friday particularly in coastal areas and on higher ground owing to high winds. All motorists should drive with extreme care, allow extra time for journeys and watch out for fallen branches and debris on roads. There is also a risk of fallen trees.

Homeowners, property owners and businesses should take precautions to secure any loose items of furniture, hoardings, scaffolding, signage and items such as trampolines and bins, which would be vulnerable to strong winds.

Kerry County Council will continue to monitor the situation and is making all necessary preparations. The council will provide further updates through the media and on its social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.

The council’s weather alerts page online can be accessed via the main Kerry County Council website, www.kerrycoco.ie