Storm Ali and Bronagh to lash Ireland and Carlow before Friday with 'damaging gusts' expected

Ireland could be looking at its first named storm of the season #StormAli

Storm Ali and Bronagh to lash Ireland before Friday, forecaster warns

Storm Ali and Bronagh to lash Ireland before Friday, forecaster warns

This coming week is likely to be one of the most unsettled weeks in quite some time with three storms set to impact the country between now and Friday morning.

The remains of Hurricane Helene will bring some very heavy rain to all areas at some point, with gales and some strong winds possible along the South and South East coastal counties. 

Wednesday is looking very windy with some heavy rain in the West, this system may come to be called #StormAli if it reaches the criteria.

According to, latest charts show some damaging gusts Wednesday as system approaches the West, if these charts verify we could be looking at our first named storm of the season #StormAli.

Attention is now turning to not one, but possibly two storms with the potential to cause more widespread disruption through Wednesday and Thursday, with the National Ploughing Championships likely to be affected.

Storm Ali is likely to bring some very strong winds across all areas of the country through Wednesday, with the northwest, west and north midlands experiencing the strongest winds.

Possibly in excess of 130kph along coastal counties, and up to 110kph inland.

Storm Bronagh has the potential to be even more intense, through the worst of its winds are currently expected to occur through Thursday evening and overnight.

Strongest winds from storm Bronagh could exceed 135kph, with gusts of up to 120 kph possible inland, Cathal Nolan from the Midland Weather Channel has warned.

Both storms have the potential to cause disruption, especially considering the National Ploughing Championships occur on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

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