Kerry to be battered by winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour

Storm Hannah’s expected to cause disruption and power outages in parts of the country tomorrow.

It’ll bring strong winds to Kerry, Clare, Cork and Limerick – where a status orange warning is in place.

Winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of up to 130km/h between 4.00pm on Friday and 5.00am on Saturday.

Kerry County Council’s Local Coordination Team – which includes council management, the Fire Service, An Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive – met this afternoon.

Met Eireann has a status yellow alert in effect for Connacht, the north-west and parts of the midlands and south Leinster.

Met Eireann’s Matthew Martin says the conditions are expected to be severe: