Status Orange warning for five easterly counties and Status Yellow for much of Ireland

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
(Pic: AAWeatherWatch)
(Pic: AAWeatherWatch)

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath, with gusts up to 115kph expected in some areas.

Pic: RTE

Meanwhile a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath, with gusts of 109kph expected in places.

Munster, Connacht and Donegal have been issued with a Status Yellow rainfall warning with up to 40mm possible.

Tomorrow will be a fresh, blustery day with sunny spells and passing heavy showers.

It will be still cool in Connacht and Ulster with temperatures of only 13 degrees but a much milder 17 degrees in Leinster and Munster.

Fresh and gusty westerly winds will continue to gradually ease.

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Wednesday will be mild and dry apart from patchy drizzle as a weak warm front moves up over Ireland introducing a milder air mass with temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate southwesterly breezes.

Thursday will also be mainly dry with sunny spells and quite mild with highs of 16 to 19 degrees but after that the outlook is uncertain with a battle between warm continental air and the Atlantic westerlies.