Met Éireann issue status orange gale warning for all Irish coastal waters
High winds and scattered showers ahead.
Met Éireann has issued an overnight wind warning for all coastal waters in the country, as winds look set to reach up to 130 km/h.
Issued on Thursday evening, the status orange gale warning says that southwest winds will reach gale 8 or a strong gale 9 overnight on Friday on all Irish Coastal Waters and on the Irish Sea.
Winds will reach storm force 10 on coasts from Slyne Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head.
On Thursday morning (6 December), a coastal status orange warning was issued, noting that winds were expected to reach storm force on coasts from Erris Head to Malin Head to Belfast Lough.
Hours later, a status orange wind warning was issued for Donegal and Mayo, which will come into place from 1pm on Friday afternoon.
It is expected to last until 8pm on the same day.
There is also a risk of coastal damage on exposed northwest coasts due to a combination of winds, high spring tides and high storm surge.
On top of that, a status yellow wind warning is also set for Connacht, Cavan, Donegal, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.
This will come into place from Thursday at 10pm and is valid until 12pm on Friday.