Cork is on high alert until the early hours of Friday as Storm Eunice rolls into town.
Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning for here and Kerry as winds of up to 130km/h are expected to batter the counties.
The advisory goes into effect from 3 a.m. Friday and will continue until 8 a.m.
The forecaster warns of ‘high and damaging winds’ while other parts of Ireland are also expecting snow.
A weather tracker, Windy, is able to show us exactly when the storm will hit certain parts of the island.
You can scroll through their timeline bar at the bottom of the screen to see where it should be at different times.
Schools in Cork have already announced they will be closed with places in Kerry, Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon.
Met Eireann warns that the storm coming tomorrow is expected to be “a completely different beast” to the windy weather we had yesterday.
Damage to buildings and power lines is expected as Bonnie Diamond, the communications meteorologist at Met Éireann, has warned that Storm Eunice poses a “real danger to life”.
People are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys tomorrow as red weather warnings.
A Department of Education spokesperson said that “due to the extreme nature of Storm Eunice and the threat of multi-hazard weather events as confirmed by Met Éireann, the Department of Education advises schools in counties where Status Red wind warnings are in place and in counties where Status Orange snow warnings are in place should not open tomorrow February 18.
“Remote teaching and learning should begin whenever possible, in line with schools’ remote teaching and learning plans.
“All schools should keep up to date with current weather warnings that are broadcast on all state and local news bulletins and in particular any changes in the status warning for their area.”
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