Management at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre have announced that the tourist attraction will be closed to the public from 1pm today (Wednesday, 18 December 2013) due to expected strong winds.

According to Katherine Webster, Director of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience “We appeal to people not to visit the Cliffs of Moher from 1pm today as it will be unsafe to do so and the visitor centre will not be open.”

Met Eireann has issued a National Status Red Weather Warning predicting extreme gale force winds from 3pm onwards and continuing through the night. Gusts of up to 150km/ph are forecast.

“This weather warning runs until 3am tomorrow (Thursday 19th December). Visitors intending to visit tomorrow should check the website, or call ahead on 065-7086141 to check if the centre is open. Further information will be posted as it becomes available on and on our website,” added Ms. Webster.

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