Met Éireann has status orange and status yellow wind warnings in effect until midnight tonight (Monday).

It says that for the orange wind warning southerly winds of mean speed 60 to 65km/h with gusts of 100 to 110km/h are to hit western coastal counties, veering southwest to west by afternoon and increase to mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

The status yellow wind warning is in place for much of the rest of the country with Met Éireann saying that southerly winds becoming west to southwest will reach mean speeds of 60 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr.

Tonight (Monday) will be cold with clear periods with scattered showers in the west and north but dry elsewhere, it says. Met Éireann says that frost will develop overnight with lows of -1 to +2 degrees C.

On Tuesday, Met Éireann says, there will be frost at first, the day will be cool, mostly dry and bright with sunny spells and light winds. Unsettled conditions are promised for Wednesday and Thursday with breezy conditions and rain in all areas, heavy in places.

It will be cold and mostly dry on Wednesday night with widespread frost early in the night and the risk of icy stretches but temperatures rising towards morning, Met Éireann says.

It will become milder on Thursday but will remain  cloudy, rather windy and wet, it says. There will be strong and gusty southerly winds and colder clearer weather will follow early Thursday night but heavy showers will affect mostly western and northern counties overnight, Met Éireann says.

Friday will be cool and mostly dry and bright with sunny spells, with some showers in northern areas at first and it will be frosty on Friday night it says.

At the moment the weekend looks to be mostly dry and bright over the weekend with a mix of cloud and sunny spells and it will be cool on Sunday with frosty nights, Met Éireann says.