Nation-wide wind-warning now put in place by Met Éireann ahead of Storm Brian
Keep safe this weekend.
In the past 24 hours, seven counties already received a status orange wind warning for the majority of the weekend, with Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Mayo and Waterford told to expect gusts up to 110-130 km/h.
County Cork in particular were told to prepare for tidal flooding over the next two days, especially in low lying areas in Bantry, Clonakilty, Youghal and Midleton.
A status yellow wind warning has now been put in place for the other 19 counties in the Republic Of Ireland.
As per the statement on their official website:
Wind Warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Limerick and Tipperary.
Update: South or southeast winds, later becoming northwest will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h. The strong winds will occur in various parts of the country during different time periods, with winds in northern areas probably not peaking until Saturday afternoon.
Additionally, a status yellow rain warning has been put in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.
Heavy rain with accumulations of 30 to 50mm expected over the period.
All of the current wind and rain warnings are set to remain active until 10pm on Saturday night.