A status yellow wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann today, January 25th, coming into effect from 8pm on Saturday (January 26th).
The warning will remain in place until 9am on Sunday, January 27th, and has been issued for thirteen counties in total. The counties affected include Louth, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Cork, Clare, Waterford and Kerry.
Met Éireann have warned of a period of blustery weather developing later on Saturday, due to northwesterly winds. This is expected to start along the Atlantic seaboard, before extending to other coastal areas overnight. Any showery weather will be most frequent in the west of the country.
Seas are also expected to be high as a result and Met Éireann have warned that mean wind speeds will vary from 55-65km/hr, while gusts will range from 90km to as high as 110km/hr in places! The strongest winds will be experienced in coastal counties, where gusts may even exceed estimated values.