High winds today

It may be Valentine’s Day, but a Met Éireann wind warnings remains in place as high wins gust around the county.

The Status Yellow wind warning was issued for Cavan, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary yeaserday. The Met Éireann Weather Warning says “Very windy with southerly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 80 to 90km/h.” It is valid to 16:00 today [Sunday].

A Status Orange wind warning remains in place for Donegal, Galway and Mayo.

Today will be wet and very windy in the morning with strong to gale force southerly winds. Some severe gusts through the afternoon. Outbreaks of rain - heavy at times during the morning - will clear to isolated showers during the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Winds will veer southwest in the clearance and moderate later. Milder than recently with highs of 11 or 12 degrees.

Mostly dry tonight with clear spells, however a band of patchy rain will move in from the southwest by morning. Lows of 5 or 6 degrees in fresh southerly winds.

Scattered outbreaks of rain will clear northeastwards through the morning to leave a mostly dry and mostly cloudy day, with a few passing showers and some bright spells. A mild day with highs of 10 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.

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