Met Éireann issues Status Yellow wind warnings for the weekend
Status Yellow wind warnings have been issued for the weekend by Met Éireann this afternoon (Friday, February 12).
Met Éireann said there will be strong southeasterly winds tonight, with mean speeds of 50 to 60 km/h and gusts to 90 km/h. Where winds are onshore, there is a risk of coastal flooding.
There is also a Status Yellow wind warning in place for counties: Dublin; Louth; Wexford; Wicklow; Meath; Donegal; Galway; Leitrim; Mayo; Sligo; Clare; Cork; Kerry; Limerick; and Waterford.
The warning is place from 6:00am on Sunday until 6:00pm the same day.
There is also a Status Yellow wind warning in place for Antrim and Down from 4:00am on Sunday until midnight. Strong winds are likely to lead to some travel disruption, and impacts from large waves for some coastal locations and causeways.
Snow, ice and rainfall warnings
From midnight tonight until noon tomorrow there is a Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford. Met Éireann has warned of 30mm to 40mm of rainfall, with strong to gale force onshore southeast winds. There is also a river and coastal flooding risk.
In Northern Ireland, there is a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry, in place from 4:00am on Saturday until 6:00pm.
Snow will spread east during the day, with some accumulations and icy stretches. Travel may potentially be disrupted.