Storm cones aloft on Irish west coast

Saturday 18th August 2018

ERNESTO has transitioned into an extratropical storm and is now racing east-nor'east at a brisk 30 knots producing gale force winds across a 200 mile radius. This ground speed normally sees off most cyclones nonetheless from its current centre 400 miles east of Ireland, there is almost certain to be some residual strong winds as it approaches the west coast of the island tonight.

Disturbance Twenty Seven is now in the eastern Caribbean westbound at 16 knots. Environmental conditions remain unfavourable for storm development however heavy rain and gale force winds may be expected to continue across the Windward Islands today.

Storm cones aloft along the west coast of Ireland otherwise stand easy.