National forecaster Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning, predicting strong winds in five counties.
The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo was issued last night (Sunday) at 9.11pm.
— Cork Harbour Weather (@CorkHarbourWX) March 8, 2015
“Southerly winds of mean speed 60-65km/h,” the warning states.
“Gusts of 100-110km/h will veer southwest to west by afternoon and increase to mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110-130 km/h.”
STORM WARNING tomorrow morning will bring wind & rain to the country, as the image shows it could have been worse pic.twitter.com/2sPd2OVa45— Tweather Flash (@tweather_flash) March 8, 2015
The warning remains in effect until midnight on Monday at least.
Atlantic Storm winding itself up off Ireland. North parts of Ireland and Scotland likely to experience Severe winds. pic.twitter.com/Efos0DA4ds— Kildare Weather (@KildareMet) March 8, 2015
A lesser, Status Yellow, wind warning remains in place for much of the rest of the country.
This warns of southerly winds, becoming west to southwest, with gusts of 90-110 km/hr in Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.