Southwest to west winds with mean speeds of 50 – 65km/h gusting 90 to 110 km/h will affect the county this evening and overnight. High seas are expected too.
An Orange Alert has been issued for Donegal and the northwest with winds gusting 90 to 120 km/h there.
Meanwhile, our weather is expected to turn colder on Saturday and Saturday night with scattered hail, sleet and snow showers expected. With afternoon highs of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius expected during Friday, temperatures are expected to plummet during Saturday.
Met Éireann says next week will bring further periods of cold weather with scattered wintry showers in the west and north of the country, particularly around the midweek period.
“The outlook is for very disturbed and often extremely windy weather, with the risk of stormy conditions at times. There will be mild wet periods interspaced with colder more wintry spells,” Met Éireann said.