Gusts of 100km/h are to hit parts of the country today, with wet and windy weather following while it will turn colder towards the weekend, Met Eireann has said.

Met Eireann has put in place a status yellow wind warning in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry until midnight tonight, Monday, November 9.

There will be strong to gale force southwest winds of mean speeds of 60 to 65km/h today (Monday) with gusts to 90 to 100km/h in western and northwestern coastal counties, it said.

It said that it will be wet and very windy today and the rain will be heavy at times but some drier interludes will occur also while it will be mild with highest temperatures of 14 to 15 degrees.

For tonight (Monday), Met Eireann has said that scattered outbreaks of rain will continue tonight and it will stay blustery and mild with minimum temperatures of 13 degrees.

Looking to tomorrow (Tuesday), it will be another mild day and although not as windy it will still be quite blustery with outbreaks of rain but drier periods also.

There will be highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees in fresh southwesterly winds, easing later, Met Eireann has said.

It will turn a little cooler on Wednesday and there will be further rain especially in southern parts though the north may stay brighter with showers, it said.

Highest temperatures on Wednesday will range from 11 degrees over Ulster to 13 or 14 degrees in the south, according to Met Eireann, in light Southwest winds.

It will be cold and mainly dry for Wednesday night with some mist and fog patches, it said.

According to Met Eireann, another spell of wet and windy weather will cross the country on Thursday followed by a chilly night Thursday night with clear periods and some coastal showers and temperatures down to 2 or 3 degrees.

Looking to the end of the week and next weekend, Met Eireann has said that Friday will be a bright cold day with sunny spells and some rain or hail showers.

Milder wet weather then looks set to return for Saturday accompanied by blustery southwest winds, it said.