Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for nine counties across Ireland as gale force winds with gusts of up to 110km per hour are expected.
A status yellow warning is in place for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford between 2pm and midnight today.
Met Eireann has warned of strong winds with mean speeds of 55 to 65 km / per hour and gusts of 90 to 110 km / per hour this afternoon in coastal areas of the southwest and south.
Met Eireann said:
“A deepening depression is expected to track eastwards across the centre of Ireland,(Galway to Dublin) this evening with a band of very strong winds on its southern and western flanks, which will affect coastal counties of the southwest, south and possibly parts of the east coast later.
“Southwest to west winds are expected to increase to mean speed of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h this afternoon in coastal counties of the southwest and south, with the severe winds becoming northwesterly and possibly transferring to parts of the east coast later this evening or early tonight. Winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas.”