A status yellow wind warning is in place for counties Cork, Kerry, and Clare.
Very windy conditions are expected in parts of Munster this morning and afternoon.
Met Éireann has said that southerly winds veering west to northwest could reach speeds of 55 to 65km/ph, with gusts reaching highs of 990 to 110km/ph.
The strongest winds and gusts are expected in coastal areas and exposed hills and mountains.
A very windy start in southwest Munster this morning with some severe gusts possible at the coast. It will be a cool and blustery day with showers and longer spells of rain spreading across the country. There will be heavy bursts in places and some localised flooding is possible.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 24, 2020
The warning was issued late last night and will remain in place until midday today.
An orange marine warning is also now in place. Winds will reach gale force 8 or gale-force since today, on Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Lood head.
Earlier this morning, thousands of homes in a Cork suburb woke up without power.
The ESB said that almost 4,500 homes and businesses in the Ballincollig, Ovens, and Inishannon areas experienced a disruption in supply. The ESB apologised for the outages, and it now says power has now been restored.
We have a fault in the #Ovens #Ballincollig #Innishannon and surrounding areas of #Co. Cork. We are working to repair as quickly as possible. Updates on https://t.co/VMtxFrW7FY. Apologies for the inconvenience.— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) September 24, 2020