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Wind warning for Co Galway

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 1:06pm
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Wind warning for Co Galway
Wind warning for Co Galway

MET Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Co Galway tomorrow (Wednesday) ahead of Storm Diana.

Met Eireann says severe south to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h will gust 110 to 130 km/h. It warns of high seas also, with a risk of coastal flooding.

The orange alert is in force from 9am to 2pm on Wednesday.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads tomorrow. It is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.
The RSA has the following advice for road users:
•    Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.
•    Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road
•    Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds
•    Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists
•    Drive with dipped headlights at all times
Advice to Pedestrians, Cyclists and motorcyclists;
•    Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.
•    Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.


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