Status yellow wind warning issued for eight counties
Stay warm, dry and safe out there.
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning for eight counties as strong winds continue to affect large parts of the country.
With a status yellow gale warning on Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea currently in effect, the new warning, issued on Friday afternoon (7 December), concerns Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.
Met Éireann notes that a further spell of strong winds will be present later on Friday afternoon though the evening and into the night.
Westerly winds with mean winds of 55 to 65 kilometres per hour and gusts of 100 kilometres per hour are possible, particularly in those aforementioned coastal areas.
On top of that, high sea levels are likely to bring a risk of coastal flooding.
The warning is valid from Friday at 4pm until Saturday morning - 8 December - at 1am.
For more, you can view the current warnings here.