Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for eight counties.
The alert is valid for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry from 6pm this evening (Thursday, December 12th) and will remain in place until 9am tomorrow (Friday, December 12th).
"This evening and overnight, west to north-west winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 80 to 110 km/hr."
"Winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains." the national forecaster warned.