ALERT: Orange Weather Warning issued as 'Storm Barbara' set to hit country

A fantastic and almost surreal picture by Declan Gaffney taken last Friday's as a thunder storm rolls in on the Gallogly Catering Division One tie in Gortletteragh between Gortletteragh and St. Patrick's Dromahair. Despite the thunder and lightning storm, Gortletteragh won the game 0-14 to 0-7. Photo by Declan Gaffney

Although Dundalk will not receive the brunt of it, drivers are being warned about the incoming weather system. 

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads tomorrow, Friday 23rd December, as Met Éireann have issued an Orange wind warning for coastal regions with Donegal, Mayo and Galway expected to be worst affected with gusts of up to 120 km/h expected.

There is also a yellow weather warning for strong winds in place for the rest of the country with gusts of up to 90-110km/h forecast. Strong southerly winds are expected during Friday morning with strong westerly winds forecast for Friday afternoon/evening. Please take care on the roads.

The RSA is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.

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