People in coastal parts of Donegal are being warned to batten down the hatches as high winds approach tonight.
Met Eireann has upgraded the wind alert for Donegal for a time this Friday morning.
Severe wind gusts of 110 to 130km/h are due to hit the northwest overnight and early tomorrow.
“There is also a risk of coastal damage on exposed northwest coasts due to a combination of winds, high spring tides and high storm surge,” warn forecasters.
Donegal will be under a Status Yellow wind warning from 10pm Thursday to 12noon on Friday.
The warning escalates to Status Orange between 1am and 8am in the early hours of Friday.
Wind Warning Update
1. Status Yellow for Connacht, Cavan, Donegal, Clare, Kerry and Limerick from 10pm Thurs to 12pm Fri
2. Status Orange for a shorter time period in coastal parts of Donegal and Mayo on Friday from 1am to 8amhttps://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt pic.twitter.com/Pu6oOR3Nq1
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 6, 2018
Tonight will very windy and also cool (3-6C) with heavy and squally showers. There is a risk of hail and thunder following in from the west.
Friday will begin with a cold, wet and blustery start. Rain showers will be frequent and blustery with the chance of hail. Southwest winds will reach gale force with severe gusts.
The weekend outlook is for unsettled and changeable conditions.Tags: