Met Éireann issues orange weather warning

A status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick has been issued by the Irish weather service Met Éireann.

A period of windy weather is set to develop on Sunday evening, with some strong and damaging gusts likely.

These strong winds will coincide with high seas, along Atlantic coasts.

They may lead to some coastal flooding. Southwesterly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h.

Gusts of 110 to 130 km/h are possible, with exposed coasts and higher ground most at risk.

Winds will veer westerly on Monday afternoon, but will ease off later on Tuesday morning.

Met Éireann said a status yellow wind warning was in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford.

On Sunday night, southwesterly gusts are set to reach a mean speed of between 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are possible.

Winds will veer westerly on Monday afternoon but are expected to ease off later on Tuesday morning.

Both weather warnings are in place from 21:00 local time on Sunday evening until Tuesday at 11:00.

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