The wind warning also applies to Wexford, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.
Southwest winds will gradually strengthen through today and tonight with mean speeds 50 to 65 km/hr and gusts uo to 90 km/hr.
Exposed coastal fringes will be most affected with the strongest winds in the Donegal tonight.
Winds will gust to gale or strong gale force tonight – but it will be mild with temperatures around 12C.
Tonight will see strong southwesterlies giving gale or strong gale force gusts in all areas. A band of more persistent rain will spread from the west later -reaching all parts by morning. Lows of 1 to 3 degrees.