Status yellow warning issued for the weekend bringing 100 km/h winds

Met Eireann are expecting winds of up to 100 km/h
Met Eireann are expecting winds of up to 100 km/h

A status yellow wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann, with gusts of up to 100 km per hour forecast for today and Sunday.

This weekend's weather is looking rather grim, with unpleasant windy conditions set to effect all areas of the country.

Today will be cold, wet and windy, with rain being widespread in all areas for most of the day. We can expect temperatures of 7C - 9C.

Sunday morning will be very wet and blustery, with strong to gale force southwest winds, and a risk of spot flooding.

The winds will veer westerly for the afternoon and evening and will moderate slowly and more showery conditions will develop. Top temperatures of around 8C - 12C.

Winds will die down overnight and some fog and frost will form over northern areas.

Some persistent rain is expected over Munster and south Leinster, with some sleet possible on high ground around the country.

Sarah-Jane Murphy