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Wind Warning, Thursday, 6 December

Wind Warning, Thursday, 6 December

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for County Cavan, effective from 10pm Thursday night until 12 noon Friday.

Published on: 05 Dec 2018

Southwest winds will reach mean wind speeds between 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, strongest near coasts where these limits may be exceeded for a short period later on Thursday night.

The Road Safety Authority has the following advice for motorists:

  • Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road 
  • Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds
  • Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists 
  • Drive with dipped headlights at all times

Pedestrians should:

  • Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.
  • Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle