Met Éireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for three counties 2 weeks ago

Met Éireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for three counties

The warning will come into effect at 8pm this evening, and will last until 8am tomorrow morning.

The Irish Meteorological Service has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for Mayo, Galway and Kerry today.

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The warning will come into effect at 8pm this evening, and will last until 8am tomorrow morning.

Met Éireann has said that these counties may expect gusts of up to 100km/h.

The full warning reads: "Southerly winds, veering southwesterly, will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of up to 100km/h, higher in coastal areas and on high ground.

"Localised wave overtopping is possible."

Met Éireann has also said that the weather will turn "increasingly windy" throughout the country as the day goes on.

Until then, this afternoon will be generally dry, with some light rain and drizzle developing in parts. The late afternoon and evening will see "strong and gusty" conditions on the southern and western coastal regions.

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In terms of temperature, Met Éireann has said that today will be "very mild" considering the time of year, with highest temperatures between 11 and 14 degrees.

As the evening goes on, the south can expect "scattered" outbreaks of rain.

The windy weather is set to continue tomorrow, New Year's Day, with strong south to southwest winds, though these will ease as the day goes on.

Outbreaks of rain are expected, with the Atlantic counties being most affected. The Irish Meteorological Service has also said that lightning is possible.

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Temperatures remain mild tomorrow, with highs of 11 to 14 degrees forecast. The east of the country will see some sunny spells as well.

In terms of national outlook, Met Éireann has warned of possible flooding over the next few days. Temperatures are also expected to dip as the mild weather turns colder, bringing with it the possibility of frost and ice.