Tipperary to escape worst of Storm Ali but Status Yellow wind warning in place

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Tipperary to escape worst of Storm Ali but Status Yellow wind warning in place

Tipperary faces a yellow wind warning this Wednesday

Tipperary is to escape the brunt of Storm Ali, which is forecast to hit the country this Wednesday morning.

However, Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for the Premier County.

The warning comes into effect from 5am on Wednesday and lasts until 1pm.

Meanwhile 13 counties have been hit with a Status Orange warning for the same period, with winds of between 65kmh and 80km/h expected and gusts of up to 120km/h in some areas. The areas affected are: Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

With many travelling to the National Ploughing Championships outside Tullamore, the Gardai are urging drivers to exercise caution.

"We are appealing to drivers to drive to the weather conditions. Allow extra time when planning your journey and arrive safe,” said Assistant Commissioner David Sheahan.