Met Éireann has issued an amber wind warning for several western counties from tomorrow afternoon which “could make driving conditions more difficult”.
The wind alert applies to Counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from 1pm to 9pm.
“Very strong south-west winds turning to the north-west are expected on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Winds will be strongest on the coast, sometimes with some strong gusts, which can make driving conditions difficult,” Met Éireann said.
Meanwhile, a separate yellow storm warning was issued for coastal areas in Ireland from noon tomorrow until 7am Thursday morning.
“Western winds turning north-west at times reach gale force 8 or severe gale force 9 in Irish coastal waters from Valentia through Bloody Foreland to Howth Head and in the Irish Sea north of Anglesey,” Met Éireann said.
It comes as rain and drizzle gradually move further south-east tonight and will join the Irish Sea early. Cooler conditions with clear spells and isolated showers will follow overnight from the west, becoming stronger and longer lasting towards morning, especially over Munster. Lowest temperatures of 3°C to 7°C are expected.
Met Éireann said tomorrow will be a windy and rainy day with westerly winds becoming fresh to strong and gusty, sometimes stronger near the Atlantic coast. There will be a mix of sunny spells and extended showers, becoming heavy and persistent at times, with maximum temperatures of 8C to 12C.
Wednesday night will be colder with clear spells and scattered showers, at times heavy and possibly turning wintry over high ground.
Showers will be mostly confined to the west and north overnight, with drier weather elsewhere. However, near the south coast there will be patchy drizzle at the lowest temperatures of 1C to 4C.
Met Éireann said Thursday will be followed by a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, with the possibility of hail or sleet on high ground and maximum temperatures of 7C to 10C.
Thursday night will be cold with clear spells and much dry weather apart from isolated showers in the west and north and occasional drizzle along the south coast. Lowest temperatures of -2°C to 2°C d are expected, with a slight formation of frost.
Met Éireann said Friday will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, with the possibility of some wintry showers on hills and mountains and maximum temperatures of 6C to 9C.
Friday night will be largely dry with long clear spells, only isolated showers and a touch of frost forming with temperatures of 2C to 1C.
A bright day with a lot of dryness and only a few scattered showers follows on Saturday with maximum temperatures of 7°C to 10°C.
“Sunday will be wet and windy with unsettled conditions continuing into next week,” Met Éireann said.
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