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Irish weather forecast: Two wind warnings in place as Storm Gareth wreaks havoc across Ireland with 130km/h gusts

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 13/03/2019 Emma McMenamy & Edel Hughes
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Two weather warnings remain in place this morning as Storm Gareth continues to lash Ireland with westerly winds.

The storm caused major disruption in the west and northwest yesterday with a number of ferry sailings and flights cancelled.

A Status Orange wind alert, which will last until 9am this morning was issued for the northwest with wind speeds of up to 130km/h expected for Donegal, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning for the rest of the country is in place until 12pm, with gusts of up to 110km/h expected. There is also the risk of flooding due to high seas.

This morning will be windy but the strong and gusty westerly winds will decrease later as the storm declines.

It will be bright with some sunny spells and a few showers at first, but cloud will increase with rain spreading into Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster during the afternoon and just patchy rain or drizzle further south. Highest temperatures of 8C to 10C.

Wednesday night will be wet and windy with strong and gusty west to southwest winds. Rain will become widespread and heavy. Lowest temperatures will hover around 6C to 9C.

While Thursday will see more showery rain and fresh to strong westerly winds during the day.

Waves crash over the promenade in Dover, Kent, as stormy weather conditions continue across the country. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images) © Getty Waves crash over the promenade in Dover, Kent, as stormy weather conditions continue across the country. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)

And it's not looking good for our national holiday as Met Eireann warned we'll see further bad weather over the weekend.

Forecasters revealed bad weather is set to grip the country over the next few days and it predicts Sunday is going to be cold and showery with a chance of sleet or snow in some places too.

Met Eireann said: “At the moment St Patrick’s Day is expected to be bright and cold with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of the showers wintry in the north and north-west.”

Irish weather forecast: Two wind warnings in place as Storm Gareth wreaks havoc across Ireland with 130km/h gusts

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