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High winds lead to Status Yellow warning for Louth

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A woman takes pictures to big waves while a man battles with his broken umbrella in heavy wind during stormy weather. Photo Credit: AFP.

A Status Yellow wind warning has been put in place for county Louth for Thursday (March 12), with Met Eireann warning against wind gusts of up to 110km per hour.

The warning will be in place from 4am on Thursday morning through to 6pm in the evening. Southwest winds veering west to northwest will reach mean wind speeds of 50 to 65km/h, while gusts will hit 80 to 110km/h.

The wind warning is also in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Meath, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare. The Road Safety Authority are asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads while the warning is in place.

They say that control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds, with high sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds. They also advise motorists to be aware of objects being blown onto the road and to expect road conditions to change quickly in high winds so they should reduce their speed.

The RSA also say that pedestrians and cyclists should take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow someone into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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