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Warning for Ryanair passengers as ‘damaging’ Storm Kathleen heads for Ireland

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RYANAIR has warned its passengers that flights to and from Ireland may be hit with “possible disruptions” ahead of Storm Kathleen.

The airline said flights may be affected by strong gusts today as the low pressure system tracks towards the country.

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Ryanair has issued a warning to passengersCredit: PA:Press Association

A message on their website reads: “Affected passengers will be notified and any passengers travelling to/from Ireland on Friday 05 April should check their Ryanair app for the latest updates on their flight.

“We regret any inconvenience caused to passengers by these weather conditions, which are outside of Ryanair’s control and affect all airlines operating to/from Ireland Friday 05 April.”

Met Eireann has issued a nationwide yellow wind warning for Saturday.

Orange level wind warnings will come into effect for counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford at 7am and will be valid until 2pm.

Galway and Mayo will be covered under the orange alert from 9am to 6pm.

Deputy Head of Forecasting, Liz Coleman said: “It is the end of the Easter holidays so there will be a lot of people travelling and they may not be expecting such unseasonably strong and gusty winds.

“Please make sure to plan your journeys in advance by keeping in contact with the forecast.  

“We are likely to see some trees down due to the saturated soils and strong winds.

“There will be dangerous conditions at sea too, coupled with wave overtopping and coastal flooding in some areas.”

Met Eireann said Storm Kathleen is a “dynamic system so there may be updates to the warnings”.

The potential impacts of Storm Kathleen are likely to be very difficult travel conditions, fallen trees, some power outages, coastal flooding and wave overtopping.

Meanwhile, today will be “breezy with scattered showers and occasional sunshine”.

Low pressure system to bring heavy rain and thundery showers across Ireland with flooding possible

A forecaster added: “Today will be breezy with scattered showers and occasional sunshine.

“It will become drier in most areas later this afternoon but rain and drizzle will move into the south this evening.

“Highest temperatures of 11 to 15C with a moderate to fresh south to southwest wind, increasing strong at times.

“It will become wet early tonight as rain and drizzle extend northwards.

“The rain will clear to scattered showers overnight. It will become windy as southerly winds increase strong and gusty.

“Mild with lowest temperatures of 10 to 12C.”

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