MET EIREANN has issued a double weather alert for the next 3 days.
A Yellow Status warning is in place until 3pm today, Friday.
A second more serious Orange Status alert has been issued for Saturday, through until lunchtime on Sunday.
Both storms will be accompanied by heavy rain, turning to sleet and snow on higher ground.
Wind Warning for Munster, Connacht and Donegal
An Atlantic storm depression will track to the northwest of the country later Friday night and Saturday.
Southwest winds gusting 100 to 130 km/h, strongest across the Atlantic counties.
Frequent heavy showers, some thundery with sleet and snow for a time mainly on higher ground.
High coastal flood risk too due to the combination of very high spring tides, extremely high waves (greater than 10 m), low pressure and onshore winds – southwest, west and northwest margins most at threat.
Issued: Thursday 30 January 2014 10:00
Valid: Saturday 01 February 2014 00:01 to Sunday 02 February 2014 01:00