A yellow weather warning has been issued nationwide as high winds are set to batter the country over the coming days.

A weather system, expected to be named Storm Callum, will hit Ireland tomorrow night.

People have been urged to prepare for severe weather heading into the weekend as the effects of Hurricane Leslie, which is further to the south, will also be felt.

Last night, Met Éireann updated its weather warning to yellow across the country, with risks of damaging gusts, especially along the west and northwest coast.

There are also risks of coastal flooding, and the warning is in place from 11pm tomorrow night until 9pm on Saturday night.

 

Mayo County Council's Road Safety Office is calling on householders to pack up their garden furniture and trampolines ahead of the stormy weather expected this weekend.

Trampolines in particular can take to the skies in gale force winds, and Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons is advising people to dismantle their trampoline for the Winter period and put it into storage.

Bikes, wheelie bins and anything kept outside that could get damaged by stormy weather should be secured or stowed away where possible.

The Road Safety office is also urging motorists to prepare for challenging driving conditions over the coming days, as gale force winds make it more difficult to control a vehicle, while heavy rain can greatly increase stopping distances.

Drivers should also be on the lookout for vulnerable road users such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

 

 

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