Met Eireann issue Status Yellow weather warning for all of Ireland

High wind
High wind

As the 1916 commemorations get into full swing, the weather is taking a turn for the worse.

Met Eireann have issued two Status Yellow wind warnings for the country today.

They warn us that winds will batter the entire country today from midday to 9pm, with speeds of between 45 and 55kph.

However, gusts will reach up 110kph and coastal areas will be worst affected.

Areas of north Leinster and north Connacht may experience even higher speeds than that this evening, according to the forecasters.

A separate Status Yellow wind warning was issued for Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal where afternoon wind speeds will be between 45 and 65kph. They too may see gusts up to 110kph.

All this comes as the UK braces themselves for the arrival of Storm Katie.

Britain is set to be battered by a storm bringing strong winds and the threat of disruption to the end of the Easter weekend.

Storm Katie is set to hit on Easter Monday with gales of up to 70mph, the UK Met Office said, bringing a risk of "fallen trees and disruption to power supplies" leading to travel disruption.

A national severe weather warning for strong winds has been issued for Monday, with southern England and South Wales likely to bear the brunt.

So far there is no sign that Storm Katie will hit Ireland, with Easter Monday here expected to be a cold, bright day with moderate breezes, according to Met Eireann.