The red (highest) level of danger is declared in the western part of Ireland because of the approach from the Atlantic side of the hurricane “Ofelia”, the National Meteorological Service reported.
According to the warning text published on the service website, the red danger level is declared in the counties of Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry. The orange level of danger has been declared throughout the rest of the country.
In the west of the country, weather forecasters forecast a storm wind at a speed of more than 80 kilometers per hour with gusts exceeding 130 kilometers per hour. Throughout the rest of the country, wind speeds can range from 65 to 80 kilometers per hour with gusts from 110 to 130 kilometers per hour. Strengthening the wind can damage the infrastructure, in coastal regions there is a threat of flooding.
The warning will be in effect until Monday morning, October 16th.