Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for two counties in the southwest of the country.

The warning is currently in effect, and applies to counties Cork and Kerry.

The warning was issued earlier this evening (Friday, March 12) and came into effect at 6:00pm. It will remain in effect until 2:00am tomorrow morning (Saturday, March 13).

The national forecaster predicts that westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph – with gusts of up to 100kph – in Kerry and west Cork.​

Meanwhile, Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for one county in the northwest of the country.

The warning for Co. Donegal was issued at round 11:25 this morning and came into effect at 3:00pm this afternoon.

The warning will be in effect for 24 hours, lifting at 3:00pm tomorrow.

Met Éireann is predicting heavy rainfall in the county at times over this period, with the potential for surface and river flooding.

Weekend outlook

Generally, tomorrow will be a breezy day with a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, some of them heavy with hail and a risk of isolated thunderstorms.

The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the west and northwest.

Sunday will be a mostly cloudy day, with rain and drizzle extending from the northwest to all areas during the day, turning heavy at times in the northwest.