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Irish weather: Met Eireann issue warning as 100km/hr winds to batter Ireland

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 14/02/2018 Anita McSorley

Met Eireann have issued a weather warning as Ireland prepares for a very wet and windy day.

The Status Yellow alert for wind is in place for the entire country until 8am.

Warning what is to come, a forecaster said: "Southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 60 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 100km/hr.

"The strongest winds will be in coastal areas."

The windy conditions will continue throughout the day, coupled with widespread and heavy rain.

Temperatures meanwhile will rise to a very mild 12C before dropping again after dark.

There will be some showers tonight which could turn wintry away from Atlantic coasts.

Talking about tomorrow's weather, Met Eireann wrote on their website: "Tomorrow Thursday, will be a cold, blustery day, but bright, with sunny spells and scattered showers.

"Most of the showers will be of rain, hail or sleet, but a few snow showers are likely, mainly inland in the morning and over high ground during the day.

"Maximum temperatures 5 to 7 Celsius, in fresh to strong southwesterly winds."

Giving their outlook for the remainder of the week, a forecaster said: "Changeable weather overall, but becoming relatively mild over the weekend.

"Early indications are for a settled spell of weather next week."

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