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'Damaging Gusts And Coastal Flooding': Dublin's Getting A Battering From Storm Jonas Today

By aidan

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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Remember we said yesterday that it was going to be balmy... and that summer was here, and there was no way that was going to change?

Well... we were wrong. 

The tail end of Storm Jonas (pictured above) which has wreaked havoc on the US east coast, has come to Ireland – and it's determined to give us one hell of a hiding.

According to Met Éireann, who have issued a Status Yellow weather warning nationwide, this is what's on the cards for Dublin today:

Wet and very windy this morning. Strong to gale force southerly winds will peak during the morning with damaging gusts in exposed coastal areas and a risk of coastal flooding during high tide. Widespread and persistent rain. 

If you normally cycle to work, and if you have the option of leaving the bike at home today, we'd seriously recommend it – a combination of gusty conditions and low visibility will make it quite dangerous out there.

Needless to say, if you must cycle, take it handy and leave yourself lots of time.

Thankfully the prospects are somewhat better for later in the day:

During the afternoon drier conditions will develop with scattered showers and some bright or sunny spells. Winds will veer westerly with the clearance and moderate. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

Stay safe, friends.

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