Wind warning in place until tomorrow morning

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for the whole country until tomorrow morning (Saturday, December 5).

Met Éireann issued the warning this morning at 9:00am, and it came into effect at 11:00am. The warning covers every county in the Republic of Ireland.

The warning is set to lift at 6:00am tomorrow morning.

Throughout the country, strong northern winds will gust up to 100kph, with a slight risk of coastal flooding.

The country is also still under a nationwide weather advisory notice for cold weather.

This notice will remain in place until tonight at 23:59pm. Sharp to severe frosts and icy patches are possible.

Weekend weather

Even after the advisory notice lifts, the coming days are set to be quite cold, the national forecaster predicts.

Tonight will be very windy, with outbreaks of showery rain at times, but clearer conditions with scattered showers will extend gradually from the east. It will be cold, with minimum temperatures of 2° to 4° in fresh to strong northerly winds, easing in most parts by morning.

It will brighten up tomorrow (Saturday, December 5), with sunny spells. Many areas will be dry, but there will be some scattered showers, mainly in Atlantic coastal counties and also in northern and eastern coastal areas.

Maximum temperatures tomorrow will be 5° to 8°, in mostly moderate north to northeast winds, strong for a time on western and southern coasts, but slackening later.

Saturday night will be mainly dry with clear spells, but some further scattered showers will continue, mainly on northern, western and southwestern coasts, some possibly wintry. There will be widespread frost, with a risk of icy stretches. We will see fog patches also, with the risk of some dense pockets, as winds slacken further.