Status Yellow warnings issued by Met Eireann

Met Eireann has issued Status Yellow warnings for both wind and rainfall, with rain accumulations of up to 40mm on the way.

A Status Yellow wind warning was issued for both Munster and Connacht at 11:00am this morning (Thursday, November 8).

The warning will be valid from 4:00am tomorrow morning through to 3:00pm in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, a second Status Yellow wind warning was announced for Leinster along with counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, which will be valid from the later times of 8:00am through to 7:00pm tomorrow.

Across the country, southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph with gusts of 90 to 110kph.

Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the south-west, Met Eireann warns.

In addition, Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for counties: Dublin; Carlow; Kildare; Kilkenny; Louth; Wexford; Wicklow; Galway; Mayo; Cork; Kerry; Tipperary; and Waterford.

Issued this morning the warning will be valid from 6:00am tomorrow through to 6:00pm.

In these counties, heavy rain will lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm but may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.

This evening rain in the east will clear and tonight will be mostly dry apart from a few showers in the west.

There will be good clear spells but cloud will increase from the west with rain pushing into the west and south-west by morning.

It will become windy overnight with fresh to strong south-east winds, reaching gale force on south-west coasts. Lowest temperatures will drop to 4° to 8°.