A Status Orange weather warning for wind has been issued by Met Éireann, while a Status Yellow warning (also for wind) has been issued for three provinces.

The Status Orange warning will affect counties Cork and Kerry. The warning will be valid from 8:00 tonight until midnight.

In these counties, southwest-to-west winds will reach mean speeds of 65kph to 80kph, with damaging gusts of up to 120kph for a time early tonight and with some wave overtopping.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country is currently in the midst of a Status Yellow warning for wind that came into effect today just after 1:00pm.

This warning will be in place until 7:00 tomorrow morning and affects all counties with the exceptions of Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Counties Cork and Kerry will continue to be affected by the Status Yellow warning after the Status Orange warning expires.

In parts affected by the Status Yellow warning, strong-to-gale force southwesterly winds, veering westerly, will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph with gusts of 90kph to 110kph and a risk of some wave overtopping in coastal areas.

These warnings are updated from a warning that was issued on Monday that initially said that only seven counties would be affected by a Status Yellow warning, which was due to come into effect at noon today, and expire at 6:00 tomorrow.