Three counties hit with weather warning for this weekend over "very strong" winds 2 months ago

Three counties hit with weather warning for this weekend over "very strong" winds

Winds will be "strongest near coasts and on high ground".

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for three counties this weekend.

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Published on Saturday morning (26 November), the alert applies to Donegal, Galway and Mayo and will be valid from 6pm to 10pm later that day.

"Very strong southwest winds with gusts of 80-100km/h, strongest near coasts and on high ground with potential for wave overtoppping," it reads.

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Meanwhile, Met Éireann's national forecast says Saturday morning will be wet and windy, with fresh to strong and gusty winds and rain or drizzle in most areas.

During the afternoon, winds will ease and the rain will generally become lighter and patchier but will remain persistent and sometimes heavy in the south and southeast.

It will be dry in most places by evening, though a band of showers will move into the west.

Conditions will be mild for this time of year, with highest temperatures ranging from 11 to 14 degrees.

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Early on Saturday night, a band of showery rain will move east across the country.

It will be blustery with fresh to strong winds increasing to gale force for a time along west and northwest coasts.

Clear spells and scattered showers will follow overnight, most frequent over the western half of the country, and winds will decrease moderate to fresh.

Sunday then will be bright and breezy with sunshine and showers.

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The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the west.

Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees are forecasted, along with fresh and gusty winds, easing light to moderate during the evening.