Another blustery and cold night for Co Kildare with Yellow Wind warning in place

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Another blustery and cold night for Co Kildare with Yellow Wind warning in place
16:45 Tuesday 16th of January 2018

It's set to be a chilly and blustery night ahead for Co Kildare with Met Eireann putting out 4 weather warnings for the country, which includes a Status Yellow wind warning for Leinster.

Forecasters predict a sub-zero winter storm which will send gales and polar showers across Ireland from today, with high risks of flooding on Atlantic coasts. However, the UK is expected to bear the brunt of the predicted weather bomb Storm Fionn.

Met Éireann have issued a Status Orange wind warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

The Atlantic coastal counties can expect winds speeds of up to 80km/h and gusts of up to 120km/h.

For Kildare tonight the wintry showers will become less frequent tonight with clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 2 degrees in fresh to strong westerly winds. Frost and ice patches developing in sheltered spots.

Tomorrow winds will moderate for a time and it will be dry for a time. However, heavy and persistent rain will develop in the second half of the afternoon together with strengthening southwest winds. It will be less cold with afternoon temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. Winds will become very strong westerly in the evening with a risk of severe gusts inland and strong gales on coasts.

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