Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for seven counties
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for seven counties.
The warning comes into effect at 12pm on Wednesday and remains in place until 6am on Thursday, affecting Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford.
Met Éireann warned that southwest to west winds on Wednesday will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h, with gusts ranging 80 to 110km/h, but these may be even higher in exposed locations.
Tuesday will be cloudy and dry to start, but rain will push in from the west in the afternoon and become widespread by the evening.
The rain will be heavy at times along the west and winds will be strong and gusty, reaching near gale force at times on the western and northwestern coasts.
Tuesday night will be wet and windy with heavy rain at times, before gradually clearing eastwards through the night.
As we move into Wednesday, it will begin dry with some sunny spells before rain pushes in to the west and southwest through the morning. This rain will become widespread in the afternoon with some heavy falls possible.
The wind will pick up as the weather warning comes into effect with southerly winds increasing from fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly through the day.