Storm Brian named after Atlantic weather bomb forms

Lester Mason
October 19, 2017

Storm Brian is set to batter parts of Ireland on Saturday with county Armagh expected to feel the force of those winds in the afternoon.

But the body is yet to officially name the weather front Storm Brian, which would be the second of 2017/18's storms.

Met Eireann has issued a heavy rain warning for tomorrow, with a risk of local flooding.

The NECG received updated reports regarding the current situation in the South of the country where the first effects of Storm Ophelia have been felt.

High tides are predicted around 5am with higher than normal seas swells expected.

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia killed three and damaged homes in Ireland, Wales and parts of England after unleashing torrential rain and blistering gusts.

"We're looking at gusts in excess of 50mph winds in the warning area but with gusts of up to 80mph on the coast".

This weekend's storm has been named Brian by Met Éireann.

Storms in the United Kingdom and Ireland are named alphabetically and Brian will follow September's Storm Aileen - Hurricane Ophelia was named by the National Hurricane Centre in the U.S., so does not follow the same pattern.

Hurricane Ophelia was named by the National Hurricane Centre in the USA, so does not follow the same pattern.

While not as severe as recent extra-tropical storm Ophelia, orange warnings may be put in place along the south coast, with strong low pressure tracking into Munster from the west-southwest and continuing through the country to reach the central Irish Sea by Saturday morning.

"Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties".

"Short term loss of power and other services is also possible".

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