Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for 10 counties for tomorrow night with gusts of up to 110kph expected.
The national meteorological office issued the warning today (Wednesday, December 5) at 12:00pm. The warning will come into effect from 10:00pm tomorrow night until 9:00pm on Friday morning.
The caution will affect counties: Kerry; Limerick; Clare; Galway; Roscommon; Mayo; Sligo; Leitrim; Cavan; and Donegal.
Winds will be strongest near coasts where these limits may be exceeded for a short period later on Thursday night, Met Eireann warns.
Ahead of the warning, today will be mostly dull, misty or cloudy with just a few bright or sunny spells breaking through at times.
There will be outbreaks of showery rain but it will become drier this afternoon with just patchy rain.
Top temperatures will reach 6° to 12°, with it expected to be coolest in the north. Winds will be light southerly or variable.
Southerly winds will be light at first but winds increase fresh and gusty as rain spreads eastwards. Lowest temperatures will be 5° or 6° in the north at first, but generally lowest temperatures will be around 7° to 11°.
Tomorrow will be another cloudy, misty day with outbreaks of rain, persistent at first but easing during the afternoon with some bright or sunny spells developing in the north-west and north.
Winds will be fresh south-west and moderate for a time in the afternoon.
Top temperatures will peak at 11° to 13°, Met Eireann forecasts.