Met Eireann has updated its latest weather warning to Status Orange for the entire country.
A low pressure system is on the way tonight and it has been officially named as Storm Georgina by Met Eireann.
#StormGeorgina has been named by @MetEireann and will bring strong #winds across Ireland through the early hours of Wednesday. Yellow warnings are also in force across the UK, stay #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/tHIWD0n6yq
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 23, 2018
The system will track to the northwest of the country tonight.
Southwest winds will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80km/h, gustin up to 120 km/h for a time.
The weather warning is valid from midnight tonight until 5am tomorrow morning.
Tonight's Low Pressure system has been named Storm Georgina and will be quiet potent for the South East with gusts to 120km/h possible. An Orange Level Warning issued by Met Eireann pic.twitter.com/QmKgcGHsgT
— Waterford Weather (@waterfdweather) January 23, 2018
A Status Orange alert is issued for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas, and implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.
A separate Status Yellow wind warning is in place from 9pm tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.