Status Yellow wind warning comes into effect at midday

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for all of Ireland.

The warning comes into effect at 12 noon on Wednesday March 10th and runs until 07.00 on Thursday 11th.

It will become very windy from Wednesday afternoon through until Thursday morning. Southwest winds, veering westerly will gust 90 to 110km/h generally, higher at times on hills and coasts in the south and west with a risk of some wave overtopping.

Met Eireann Forecast:

Overview: Weather remaining unsettled throughout the week with quite windy conditions and further spells of rain or showers.

Wednesday night: Very windy on Wednesday night, mainly across Munster and parts of Connacht and Leinster. Widespread showers and longer spells of rain with some heavy falls. Southwest winds will be strong to near gale force and gusty with some strong gusts in the southwest for a time. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees. Winds will moderate overnight becoming fresh and gusty and westerly.

Thursday: Remaining quite windy with frequent blustery showers and sunny spells. Showers will be squally and heavy, some with hail and thunder. Wintry falls possible on hills. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with fresh and gusty westerly winds.

Thursday night: Heavy showers continuing overnight affecting most areas with hail and thunder possible, mixed with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees with fresh and gusty southwest winds.

Friday: Breezy with further showers, some showers will be heavy. Bright or sunny spells in the morning, becoming cloudier during the day. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty southwest breezes.

Friday night: A spell of rain will move in from the west early on Friday night becoming windy again also. Rain will clear overnight followed by frequent showers. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees with fresh to strong southwest winds, strongest in the southwest.

Saturday: A day of showers with occasional bright spells in a fresh westerly breeze, risk of showers being heavy, possibly wintry. Highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees. Becoming drier overnight and cold, with lowest temperatures in the low single digits bringing a risk of frost to some parts.

Sunday: Current indications suggest that it will remain breezy on Sunday with further rainfall, although it will be less cold with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees during the day and no risk of frost at night.

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