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Wind warnings for 14 counties with gusts of up to 110km/hr

Firstly, a status yellow wind warning will come into effect in Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick at 3pm today (Wednesday, November 18th).

“Southwest to west winds veering northwest will reach mean speed 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.”

“The combination of strong winds, coupled with high tides, brings an increased risk of coastal flooding.”

Other counties

Meanwhile, three separate wind warnings will come into effect tonight and expire at 2am tomorrow morning.

The alerts are valid for Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Sligo, and Leitrim.

“West to northwest winds will reach mean speed 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h. The combination of strong winds, coupled with high tides, brings an increased risk of coastal flooding.”

Forecast

There is a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, along with spot flooding today, according to Met Eireann.

The national forecaster warned that it will be windy tonight with an ongoing risk of coastal flooding. Ireland will experience frequent heavy or squally showers at first, before becoming more scattered overnight.

Most areas will be dry and bright on Thursday with spells of hazy sunshine. Low cloud will feed in some rain and drizzle into Atlantic counties later in the afternoon.

It will become milder and breezier tomorrow night. Southerly winds are set to freshen with outbreaks of rain and drizzle to spread countrywide.

Met Éireann warned that rain will be heaviest and most persistent in western coastal counties.

Further outbreaks of rain expected on Friday, with some heavy falls persisting in the west and north-west during the morning. Met Éireann has warned that there is an ongoing risk of localised flooding. Rain will turn lighter and patchier in most places as the day progresses.

It will be mild and mostly cloudy on Friday night with patchy rain, drizzle, and mist. Rain, the national forecaster added, will become most persistent near western counties overnight.

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