By Rebekah O’Reilly
Met Éireann have issued a Status Red Wind Warning for east Galway, coming into effect from early Monday morning.
The latest update comes as it is announced that schools and pre-schools are to remained shut until 10am tomorrow morning, Monday November 13.
Weather warnings have been issued across the countries as Storm Debi ushers in strong winds and heavy rain spells.
This comes after recent storms Babet and Ciarán devastated parts of the country with heavy flooding.
The Red Wind Warning is set in place between 3am and 5am, and will then be reduced to a Status Orange warning.
A Status Red alert is the forecaster’s highest-level warning.
A Status Orange wind warning for counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway, and Roscommon will be in place from 2am until 10am.
Met Éireann have said that extreme winds are expected to pose a ‘potential danger to life’ during this period.
People living in area with red or orange warnings are asked to remain vigilant of structural damages and falling trees.
The entire country will remain on a Yellow Wind and Rain Warning from midnight tonight continuing until 3pm tomorrow evening.
Storm Debi is expected to be accompanied by localised flooding, strong winds, as well as a chance of thunderstorms and hail.