Weather forecasters have issued a Status Orange alert for Donegal tomorrow ahead of Storm Gareth.
Those in the north west should batten down the hatches due to a high risk of damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and coastal flooding when the storm passes over Ireland during Tuesday afternoon and night.
A status orange wind alert will be in place for Donegal from 12noon Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday morning.
Gusts of up to 130km/hr have been forecast for the region. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas.
A lower level yellow wind warning is in place nationally until 12noon on Wednesday.
The cold and stormy conditions will also bring a risk of hail and thunder, warn forecasters.
High levels of rainfall has also led to a flood warning for Donegal tonight. There is a risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm, with the worst expected between 6pm Monday and 6am Tuesday.
The rest of the week is set to continue to be wet, windy and cold.
Some sunshine in the east for a time today but cloud will continue to thicken and rain will move in across western coastal counties this afternoon. Rain will extend eastwards to all areas this evening. Highest temperatures ranging 6 to 10 degrees in strengthening southerly winds. pic.twitter.com/DeEX7jeMlN
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 11, 2019