Ophelia is hanging on for dear life...
The next 24 hours looks set to be one of the worst days of weather since the storm rocked Ireland back in October. According to Met Éireann, an orange warning has been released for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, and Limerick, specifically in coastal areas, as winds are expected to reach as high as 85km/h.
Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head will experience strong gale storm winds. The winds are expected to last from midday today (Wednesday) to Thursday 1opm and the winds are not the only concern.
A snow and ice status yellow warning has been released for Wednesday and Thursday. Widespread heavy and thundery showers will produce hail, sleet and snow will cover the landscape and the warning will end at 8pm Thursday night. A build-up of ice is expected on untreated surfaces.Temperatures will range from 0 to 8 degrees over the next 24 hours.