Met Éireann extends status orange wind warning to 11 counties due to Storm Dennis
After previously issuing a status orange wind warning for Wexford and Waterford, Met Éireann has now extended that warning to Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
They state that southwest winds with mean speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with severe gusts of up to 120km/h, strongest on exposed hills and coasts, are to be expected.
There's a risk of coastal flooding too.
That warning is valid from 10am on Sunday 16 February until 10pm on the same day.
Elsewhere, a variety of other weather warnings are also in place around the country.
There's an overall status yellow wind warning for Ireland with squally winds veering southwesterly with mean speeds 50 to 65 km/h gusts to around 100 km/h, strongest on exposed coasts and hills. Winds are expected to moderate from the northwest later tonight.
That warning is currently in place until 8pm tonight.
Another status yellow wind warning is in place for other parts of the country tomorrow.
On Sunday, a status yellow wind warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford is in place from 10am until 10pm.
Elsewhere, those living in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick might want to know that a status yellow wind warning is in place from 8pm on Saturday until 10am on Sunday.
Aside from the wind, a status yellow rainfall warning for Ireland has also been issued with spells of heavy, locally thundery rain, on Saturday. This is expected lead to some flooding.
The rainfall warning is in place throughout the country until 9pm tonight.
Storm Dennis has seen thousands of homes lose power with the ESB reporting that some of the worst affected areas include Macroom, Cork and Clonmel, Tipperary. Elsewhere, Dublin Airport has announced that some flights have been cancelled as a result of Storm Dennis. This affects both flights departing and arriving.
An Garda Síochána are also asking drivers to be careful and extra cautious when using the roads today.
Photos from our colleagues in Salthill & Dingle this morning as severe winds and rain arrive on our shores. Please be careful and be extra cautious.
Further info on https://t.co/BAb4LKvNna & Met Éireann pic.twitter.com/36rdemXU7i
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 15, 2020