Met Éireann issues wind warning for western counties
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for seven counties in the west of the country, which will come into effect over the weekend.
Issued at 3:00pm this evening, Friday, July 3, the alert will be valid from 10:00pm tomorrow night through to 8:00am on Sunday morning.
The warning will be valid for counties: Clare; Galway; Roscommon; Mayo; Sligo; Leitrim; and Donegal.
South to southwest winds, veering westerly will reach mean speeds of 50-65kph with gusts of 90-110kph expected, the national meteorological office noted.
Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, the UK Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for counties Antrim and Derry, warnnig that strong winds may lead to some disruption on Sunday.
The Northern Irish warning will be valid form 12:00am on Sunday morning through to 4:00pm on Sunday evening.
The rain is likely to be in the north, with drier weather to the south of the country. Highest temperatures will be 16° to 20° in a moderate to fresh southwest or west wind. It will be cooler along coastal areas of the west.