Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for six counties in the west of the country today (Thursday, November 1).

The affected counties are Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Mayo and Sligo – which will see winds of up to 100kph, with mean speeds of up to 65kph throughout the region.

The southerly winds will be strongest along the coasts, and will persist throughout tomorrow evening and night.

The warning is valid from 3:00pm tomorrow and will remain in place until 12:00pm the following day, Saturday, November 3.

However, depending on how the weather progresses, Met Eireann may extend the warning for a longer period of time.

Status Yellow warnings indicate that people in the affected areas should be aware and take preventative action – especially those who work in jobs that would be most affected by the wind.

However, the rest of the country will not be spared the blustery conditions, with wind affecting most of Ireland on Friday.

Friday night is also set to be wet; however, Met Eireann has not issued a weather warning for rain.

Met Eireann says that, while Saturday will be windy during the day, it should ease off into Saturday evening and night.

Meanwhile, tonight will be dry with good clear spells with perhaps just an isolated shower in the north.

However, it will become very cold with lowest temperatures falling to between 0° and -4° leading to a widespread frost and the risk of icy stretches.

Winds will be mostly light variable with some patches of mist or fog forming, but winds will increase moderate southerly later along Atlantic coasts.