Status Yellow wind warning for Cork and Kerry
Met Eireann has today (Thursday, January 28) issued a Status Yellow wind warning for counties Cork and Kerry.
Westerly winds are expected to increase 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts up to around 100 km/hr.
The weather warning, which comes into effect from 8:00p.m will remain in place until 6:00 tomorrow morning (Friday, January 29).
The national forecaster has also issued a marine gale warning as westerly winds will increase to gale or strong gale force this evening and tonight on Irish coastal waters.
Rest of the country
While there are no specific warnings for the rest of the country, Met Éireann is advising that there will be a mix of weather over the coming days.
Showery outbreaks of rain will continue to spread across the country this evening (Thursday, January 28) and it will become breezy.
Southwesterly winds will strengthen, increasing to gale force on exposed coasts in the south and west.
The met office has said there will be a mostly cloudy start on Friday morning with scattered outbreaks of rain but becoming largely dry across the south and west during the day with some sunny spells developing.
Highest temperatures tomorrow will range from 6° to 10°, coolest in the north and heavy and persistent rain will moves in to the southwest towards tomorrow evening.
Saturday to turn colder
On Saturday there will be a wet start to the day with outbreaks of rain over much of the country, and some falls of sleet and hill snow in the north and east, with persistent rain affecting southern coastal counties.
The rain will become mostly confined to the south and east in the afternoon and it will feel much cooler than recent days with highs of 2° to 5°.