Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for the entire country
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for all of Ireland.
Previously, the warning was in place for just seven counties but has since been upgraded for the entire Republic.
It will be valid from 12pm on Wednesday 10 March until 7am on Thursday 11 March.
Met Éireann warn of southwest winds veering westerly that will gust from 90 to 110km/h generally.
However, it could be higher at times on hills and coasts in the south and west with a risk of some wave overtopping.
Before then, the forecaster say it will be cloudy Tuesday with rain moving in from the Atlantic to affect west Munster, Connacht and west Ulster this morning.
This rain will extend eastwards to remaining counties in the afternoon.
Southerly winds will become strong then, reaching near gale force along coasts.
It will continue to be wet and windy for the early parts of tonight.
Rain will clear eastwards overnight with a few showers following and limited clear spells.
Strong southerly winds will ease light to moderate and veer westerly in the clearance of the rain.
However, outbreaks of rain will quickly return to the west early in the morning, becoming widespread by Wednesday midday with some heavy falls.