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Status yellow wind warning issued

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow wind warning today for Connacht including County Roscommon.

On Wednesday evening and night and for a time on Thursday morning, south to southwest winds, veering westerly, will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas.

The warning is valid from Wednesday 13th June 2018 20:00 to Thursday 14th June 2018 10:00

Forecast from Met Eireann is as follows:

Wednesday will start dry. Rain will develop in the west later in the morning and will spread throughout later with southerly winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees

General: Extremely windy on Wednesday night, with rain, heaviest in Atlantic coastal counties, where the strongest of the winds are expected also. Cool, fresh and changeable from Thursday onwards, with showers or rain at times, but some bright, sunny periods also. Temperatures back to more normal values.

Wednesday night: Extremely windy across the country; strong to gale force and gusty south to southwest winds, giving squally gusts in Atlantic coastal areas. Some rain too, heaviest in western and northwestern areas. Lows of 10 to 12 C.

Thursday: Windy in the morning, with strong and gusty westerly winds and with some rain in places early on. But brighter, less windy weather, with sunny spells and scattered showers will soon develop. Top afternoon temperatures 14 to 18 C., in fresh southwest to west winds. Mostly dry overnight, with clear spells developing and with lows of 8 to 10 C.

Friday: Dry to start, with sunny spells, best in eastern areas. But some showery rain on the west coast later in the morning, looks set to become widespread during the afternoon and early evening. Highs of just 14 to 17 C., in moderate to fresh southwest winds. Rain in all areas for a time overnight, but dry by dawn.

Weekend: Changeable. A few light showers on Saturday, but most places dry, with sunny spells at times. Highs of 16 to 18 C., in light variable or northerly breezes. Some rain expected in off the Atlantic sometime on Sunday.

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