Met Eireann issues widespread wind warning that includes Donegal

Stormy weather set to hit ahead of big improvement in weather forecasts Met Éireann

Heavy showers and strong winds are expected across the country and two status yellow warnings have been put in place by Met Eireann.

A status yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for eight counties, with accumulations of 25 to 50mm expected and some localised spot flooding possible.

While there is no specific warning for Limerick, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Tipperary are all the subject of status yellow warnings.

While winds of up to 65 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour are expected in Atlantic coastal areas between 9 am this morning and 6 o'clock tomorrow morning. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with strong, gusty southerly winds. Showers will follow for the rest of the day, some heavy. The rain will clear northwards before morning and breaks will develop in the cloud.

Met Éireann said Tuesday will be wet at first over eastern counties but it will brighten up later in the day with highest temperatures of between 13 and 16 degrees.

Both warnings are valid from 9am this morning and will last until tomorrow. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with fresh southerly breezes.

"Generally cloudy and misty with further outbreaks of showery rain, though a few bright spells possibly breaking through at times".

Met Eireann is forecasting that midweek will be warm and mainly dry with sunny spells with highest temperatures of 14C to 17C.

Friday and next weekend will be largely dry with sunny spells and light winds.

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