Met Éireann issues status yellow weather warning for four counties 2 weeks ago

Met Éireann issues status yellow weather warning for four counties

Gusts of up to 100km/h are expected on Monday night and the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo ahead of windy conditions in the west and northwest of Ireland on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

The status yellow wind warning, issued at 11am on Monday, comes in to effect at 5pm on Monday and will remain in place until 6am on Tuesday.

Northwesterly winds are forecast to strengthen on Monday evening into Monday night, with mean speeds of 50 to 60 km/h and gusts of 90 to 100 km/h. The winds will be strongest in coastal areas and will begin to ease once the warning expires on Tuesday morning.

A status yellow gale warning, meanwhile, is also in effect on Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Howth Head and on the north Irish Sea.

West to northwest winds are expected to reach gale force for a time on Monday night from Malin Head to Strangford Lough.

Outside of the counties affected by the weather warning, showers will become widespread on Monday evening, with wintry showers expected over areas of high ground.

Blustery conditions are forecast, with lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees.

In more pleasant news, Tuesday is forecast to be largely dry and sunny with any showers dying out and highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees, before the mercury plummets again later this week, possibly as low as -3 degrees in places.