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Love is in the wind Ireland weather: Three wind warnings, including orange alert, issued for Valentine's Day

Met Eireann has issued a series of wind warnings that threaten to blow away all those sweet nothings.

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The W.B Yeats Irish Ferries Ship makes its way into port in windy weather.

The W.B Yeats Irish Ferries Ship makes its way into port in windy weather.

The W.B Yeats Irish Ferries Ship makes its way into port in windy weather.

Love might be in the air for St Valentine’s Day but it’s going to be a breezy affair.

Met Eireann has issued three wind warnings that threaten to blow away all those sweet nothings.

A Status Orange alert for Donegal, Galway and Mayo that comes into effect at 11am and remains in place until 3pm, states that “severe gusts” in excess of 110kmh will rip across the west

The warning also states that south to southwest winds will reach speeds of 65 to 80kmh while onshore winds will pose a risk of coastal flooding.

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Wet and windy weather  (stock)

Wet and windy weather (stock)

Wet and windy weather (stock)

Meanwhile, a separate Status Yellow wind warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford has also been issued for 12 hours from 5am to 5pm on Sunday.

This warning states that will be very windy with southerly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65kmh and gusts of 90 to 110kmh. Again, there is a risk of coastal flooding around high tide.

And a third Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary.

This will come into effect at 6am and will remain in place until 4pm with very windy southerly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 80 to 90kmh.

“It will be a cloudy, wet and very windy Sunday with strong to gale force and gusty southerly winds, and severe gusts for a time in the afternoon in some western and north-western coastal areas,” the forecast states.

“The rain will be heavy at times with a risk of flooding, especially across southern counties. Drier and brighter conditions will extend from the west later in the day, with winds moderating then too. Highest temperatures of ten to 13 degrees."

However, the outlook for the rest of the week is for a lot less cold with some mild days in store although it will remain unsettled with wet and breezy spells.

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