Aldi Ireland has announced it will shut its Clare, Cork and Kerry stores ahead of Storm Barra.
Met Éireann has issued a red wind warning for county Cork, Kerry and Clare tomorrow, as Storm Barra is expected to bring severe and damaging wind gusts in excess of 130km/h.
In a statement, an Aldi spokesperson said, “Due to the Status Red weather warning, our stores in Cork and Kerry will be closed throughout Tuesday, while our stores in Clare will be closed from 3pm on Tuesday and reopen at 9am Wednesday.”
“We are monitoring the weather situation closely and if there are any changes we will communicate this,” they said.
“The health and safety of all our customers and store teams is our priority,” the spokesperson added.
An orange wind warning is also in place for many western counties and some eastern counties, with a yellow wind warning covering the rest of the country. Dangerous conditions are also expected at sea with marine warnings in place along all Irish coasts, including a red marine warning for southwestern sea areas.
A yellow rain warning is also in place nationwide, as the strong winds from Storm Barra are accompanied by heavy rain.
Aoife Kealy, meteorologist at Met Éireann said, “Storm Barra will bring dangerous weather conditions across Ireland from early on Tuesday morning, with very strong winds and spells of heavy rain spreading across the country through the afternoon."