Wind warnings issued for parts of the country

A number of status yellow wind warnings for parts of the country have been issued by Met Eireann for later this week.

Counties Donegal, Mayo and Kerry have been issued with a status yellow wind warning for tomorrow morning (Wednesday, December 6).

The warning is set to come into affect at 6:00am and it will remain valid right up until 11:00pm that night.

Southerly winds of between 50kph and 65kph are possible, while gusts may range from 90kph to 110kph along coastal areas on Wednesday, Met Eireann added.

Meanwhile, a warning – which was issued earlier today – is set to affect counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry on Thursday (December 7).

This warning was issued in light of an Atlantic storm, dubbed Storm Caroline by the UK Met Office, which is expected to pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning.

Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also, Met Eireann explained.

The warning is set to be valid from 3:00am on Thursday until 8:00pm that night. North-west winds of 55kph to 65kph are forecast, with gusts of between 100kph to 110kph expected. Strongest winds are likely in coastal areas and over high ground.