Storms continue to pummel Ireland

It’s already been a tough winter in Ireland, with several Atlantic storms causing widespread flooding across the island. More misery is on the way. The Irish Mirror reported:

As counties across Ireland yesterday [Feb. 4] counted the cost of the weekend gales and floods, Met Éireann warned more misery was on the way and urged people to batten down the hatches once again. Forecasters issued a status orange wind warning with gales of up to 115km/hr set to batter Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

A Met Eireann forecaster predicted “the weather will be very unsettled and changeable, there’s an Atlantic storm headed our way on Friday night so there’s potential for another storm late Friday and early Saturday [Feb. 9].

Tramore in County Waterford in January. The Irish Times.

Tramore in County Waterford in January. Photo from The Irish Times.