Weather forecasters are warning that stormy conditions and severe winds are on the way to Donegal this Thursday and Friday.
A Status Yellow alert is issued for Donegal, Connacht, Cavan, Clare, Kerry and Limerick this Thursday night until 9am Friday due to incoming high winds.
Winds are expected to reach mean wind speeds between 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h. Conditions will be strongest near coasts where speeds could reach higher.
Tomorrow will be wet and windy, with heavy downpours and strong winds forecast from Thursday afternoon onwards.
Met Eireann forecasters said: “Thursday night will be wet and very windy and there is the risk of stormy conditions in the northwest.
“Persistent rain will clear eastwards with showers following from the west and it will turn colder.
“Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with strong to gale force southwest winds, increasing to strong gale force along the west and northwest coast.”
Cool and blustery conditions will continue into Friday with heavy showers likely.
The Friday night weather outlook is also unsettled: “It will become wet and very windy during the evening and early night with persistent rain and with fresh southwest winds becoming strong west to northwest, with severe gusts possible for a time, especially in the west and south. Winds will ease overnight and rain will clear.”
Wet and windy weather is expected to prevail into the weekend.