An Orange weather alert has been issued for eight counties as Storm Atiyah heads our way.
Met Éireann says the system will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday bringing very strong winds and the possibility of coastal flooding.
Southwesterly winds veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts from 110 to 130km/h.
Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick are under the warning which will begin at 9am on Sunday and last until 6am on Monday.
There is also a wind advisory in place due to Storm Atiyah.
The wind warning has been issued for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.
It will come into effect on Sunday at 3pm and remain in place 6am on Monday morning.
Met Éireann forecaster Elizabeth Coleman says people in areas under the orange warning should be particularly careful.
"This is obviously a system that could change in the next two days and we will be updating our warnings as we see fit over the next two days," said Ms Coleman.
"Be aware that there will be strong winds, particularly gusts in western coastal counties.
"Also take care in coastal areas because there will be high seas and storm surges associated with this event."
The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend.
An Orange warning means infrequent and dangerous weather conditions which may pose a threat to life and property.
Road users impacted by the Orange warning are advised to check local weather and traffic reports, heed any advice given and considering delaying or cancelling a planned trip if conditions are very bad.
⚠️STATUS ORANGE WEATHER WARNING⚠️
📌Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry, Limerick
💨#StormAtiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country.
📅Sunday 8 - Monday 9 December
⏲️9am-6am pic.twitter.com/QBqsW92TmL— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) December 6, 2019
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