Storm Francis – Intense Rainfall & High Winds Forecast Tonight And Tomorrow

Dear Members and Residents,

Met Éireann have issued a number of weather warnings regarding Storm Francis which will track over Ireland tonight and tomorrow.

This is an unusual storm for August – people should take account of Met Éireann weather warnings.

All road users should be aware of the hazardous traveling conditions. Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers of fallen trees and debris. High sided vehicles are particularly vulnerable during this time.

It is critical that people never ever touch or approach fallen wires, stay safe and stay clear of fallen or damage electricity wires, and contact the ESB on 1850 372999.

Met Éireann Weather Warning

Intense rainfall associated with Storm Francis is expected at times Monday night and Tuesday, leading to accumulations of 40 to 60mm (higher values in mountainous areas). The most intense rainfall is expected to ease off in southern counties during Tuesday morning. Some flash flooding likely.

This rainfall will further elevate river levels and may result in river flooding also.

Valid: 21:00 Monday 24/08/2020 to 17:00 Tuesday

Status Yellow – Wind warning for Munster, Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow
Met Éireann Weather Warning

Very windy or stormy conditions are expected on Tuesday as Storm Francis crosses Ireland. Southwest winds veering westerly, reaching mean speeds of 55 to 65km/h, will bring widespread severe gusts of 90 to 110km/h (and possibly higher in exposed areas). Some disruption is likely and possibly structural damage.

Valid: 06:00 Tuesday 25/08/2020 to 19:00 Tuesday

Status Yellow – Rainfall warning for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary

Met Éireann Weather Warning

Intense rainfall associated with Storm Francis is expected at times Monday night and Tuesday, leading to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with surface flooding.

This rainfall will further elevate river levels and may result in river flooding also.

Please remove loose items from balconies and decks.

Windows in the apartment blocks should be closed, particularly those in stairwells.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will be providing updates via their social media channels.

Stay safe.

Kind regards,

Brennanstown Residents Association Committee

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