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Yellow wind warning issued

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Connacht including Roscommon for later tonight and into Friday morning.

A status orange warning has been issued for Donegal and Mayo.

Southwest winds will reach mean wind speeds between 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, strongest near coasts where these limits may be exceeded for a short period later on Thursday night.

The warning comes into effect on Thursday 06 December 2018 22:00 and remain until to Friday 07 December 2018 at 09:00.

Met Eireann forecast that Thursday night will be wet and very windy and there is the risk of stormy conditions in the northwest. Persistent rain will clear eastwards with showers following from the west and it will turn colder. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with strong to gale force southwest winds, increasing to strong gale force along the west and northwest coast.

Friday will be a cold, blustery day with bright or sunny spells and heavy showers feeding in from the west. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees. It will become wet and very windy during the evening and early night with persistent rain and with fresh southwest winds becoming strong west to northwest, with severe gusts possible for a time, especially in the west and south. Winds will ease overnight and rain will clear.

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