Status Yellow wind warning issued for 9 counties

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for nine counties in the north and west of the country today (Tuesday, June 12), with gusts of up to 110kph expected.

The warning has been put in place for counties: Clare; Galway; Roscommon; Mayo; Sligo; Leitrim; Donegal; Cavan; and Monaghan.

Issued this morning at 10:00am, the warning will be valid from 8:00pm tomorrow evening (Wednesday) and it will remain in place until 10:00am on Thursday morning.

Between tomorrow evening and Thursday morning, south to south-west winds – veering westerly – will reach mean speeds of 55kph to 65kph, with gusts of 90kph to 110kph also expected.

Winds will be strongest in coastal areas, according to Met Eireann.

In the meantime, apart from one or two isolated showers, this afternoon and evening will be dry with a mix of cloudy periods and sunny spells, the national meteorological office added.

Highest temperatures will hit 15° to 20°, while it will be coolest in the north and warmest in the south – with mostly light northerly breezes.

Tonight will be dry with some clear spells, though cloud will increase in the west overnight. Lowest temperatures will drop to between 7° and 11°.

Tomorrow will start off dry with some bright or sunny spells in the east and south-east.

Rain will develop in the west and north-west in the late morning; it will spread across the country through the afternoon and evening, with southerly winds increasing in force from fresh to strong and gusty.

Highest temperatures of 15° to 20° are expected, Met Eireann stated.