Tipperary to escape the worst of Storm Hector as Met Eireann issues wind warning

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Tipperary to escape the worst of Storm Hector as Met Eireann issues wind warning

Tipperary is set to escape the worst of the wind and rain that is set to accompany Storm Hector, due to hit the country later tonight.

Met Eireann has issued Status Ornage and Status Yellow wind warnings with gusts of 110km/h to 125 km/hr. The warnings are in place from 9pm on Wednesday until 10am on Thursday

The Status Orange wind warning applies to Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow warning has been issued for Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry with wind speeds of 55km/h to 65 km/hr and gusts of 90km/h to 110 km/hr.

According to Met Éireann, Wednesday will see rain spread throughout the rest of the country, most persistent in Atlantic coastal counties.

The forecast for Tipperary over the coming days is for light rain in temperatures of 17 degrees, dropping to 14 degrees on Friday. Thursday is forecast to be partly cloudy.