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.

In these counties, Met Éireann warns that conditions will become very windy tomorrow night and for a time on Sunday with a risk of some disruption.

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.

Back to the Republic of Ireland in general, and tomorrow will be another cloudy day overall, with further outbreaks of rain.

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.

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