first_img Previous articleKenny Shiels and Ronan Curtis on win over HarpsNext articleUSL: Finn Harps Reserves and Letterkenny Rovers game called off News Highland Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Met Eireann issues its highest weather warning for Ireland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 14, 2017 Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter Twitter Met Eireann has issued its highest weather warning for the country as Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland.The storm is projected to hit the State on Monday bringing with it severe winds and stormy conditions.The status red warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry with mean wind speeds in excess of 80km/h and gusts in excess of 130km/h expected, potentially causing structural damage and disruption, with dangerous marine conditions due to high seas and potential flooding.A status Orange warning is in place for the rest of the country including Donegal, as Hurricane Ophelia is expected to transition to a post tropical storm as it approaches Ireland.Mean wind speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 130km/h are expected for Donegal, however some inland areas may not be quite as severe.last_img