Orange Wind Warning: 130km/h winds forecast for tomorrow

Met Eireann has upgraded its wind warning for tomorrow to Orange with high winds set to batter the country through Sunday.

Met Eireann says southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with gusts of 100 to 130km/h.

The warning is valid from 6am to 3pm tomorrow (Sunday).

It says it will continue cool and windy this evening and early tonight with further showers affecting many places, some heavy.

Later tonight, rain will spread to all parts of the country from the west and southwesterly winds will remain strong and gusty.

Storm

According to Met Eireann Sunday morning and early afternoon will be very windy or locally stormy, as winds veer westerly.

It says rain affecting most places through the morning will clear east to scattered showers in the afternoon.

However, latest forecast suggest the westerly winds will abate as the afternoon goes on, eventually decreasing moderate to fresh soon after dark.

Outlook

Met Eireann’s outlook for the next week is for very unsettled and changeable weather with heavy rain and strong winds at times.

Wet on Monday morning with widespread rain and some sleet or wet snow possible in parts of Ulster.

Windy but much milder on Tuesday. Damp in the morning with persistent rain in northern areas. Drier in many areas in the afternoon but some rain likely, mainly in the west and north.

Further rain at times on Wednesday also, mild early in the day but turning cooler later with some frost on Wednesday night

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