Donegal is set to be worst affected by strong winds as a storm approaches on Monday.
Met Eireann has issued a number of warnings ahead of Storm Brendan – the second named storm of this winter.
After a dry and fresh Sunday, winds are expected to pick up overnight and turn strong and gusty in the north west by Monday morning.
A Status Orange wind alert has been put in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from 7am to midnight on Monday.
Met Eireann forecasters said winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h, highest in coastal areas.
There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge.
The weather system will also bring heavy rain, according to the forecast: “Heavy rain will develop in the west in the morning and will spread quickly across the country with a risk of spot flooding. Clear spells and showers will follow from the west later. It will continue windy or blustery. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees. Monday night will be cold with clear spells and some showers, some of them wintry. Winds will gradually ease overnight.”