Four new weather warnings issued for 10 counties ahead of wild Wednesday night
16 counties in total will be affected by weather warnings stretching into the early hours of Thursday morning.
Met Éireann and the UK Met Office have between them issued four separate weather warnings affecting 10 different counties ahead of a wild Wednesday evening ahead.
Met Éireann has issued three separate status yellow wind warnings, one to Leitrim and Sligo, one to Donegal and one to Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath, all of which will come into effect at 9pm on Wednesday.
All counties affected by the warning will be subject to west to northwest winds that will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.
Met Éireann has warned that the combination of strong wind and high tides will brings an increased risk of coastal flooding.
The warnings will remain in place until 2am on Thursday morning.
Separately, the UK Met Office has issued a status yellow wind warning for Antrim and Down, saying that strong winds are expected overnight on Wednesday, which may lead to some disruption.
The warning comes into effect at 9pm on Wednesday and will remain in place until 3am on Thursday.
On top of all that, an existing status yellow wind warning for six counties on the western seaboard – Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick – comes into effect at 3pm on Wednesday and will be in effect until 1am on Thursday.
Best batten down the hatches.