Weather warning in place until midnight tonight

Weather warning in place until midnight tonight

A yellow wind warning has been issued to six counties across the country.

The warning comes into effect from 11am this morning and will remain in place until midnight.

Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry are the counties advised to be on alert.

Southerly winds with an average speed of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of up to 100km/h are expected, with winds strongest along coastal areas.

A status yellow gale warning has also been issued. Southerly gales will occur on all coasts of Ireland and on the Irish Sea with strong gales on coasts from Loop Head to Erris and Fair Head.

Meanwhile, a national blight warning has been put in place. Met Eireann says weather conditions over the course of the week may result in the spread of potato blight.

Generally, dry start in most places with sunny spells and the odd shower. It will stay mostly dry in midland and eastern counties throughout the day.

However, scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop in western coastal areas.

Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees, with some eastern counties possibly experiencing highs of 19 degrees.

Tonight will be very mild and humid, with overnight lows of 13 to 15 degrees.