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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 24 March, 2018

Wind warning in place for the whole country

Batten down the hatches.

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A WIND WARNING is in place for the entire country.

The status yellow warning kicked in at midnight and will remain in place until 6am tomorrow.

Met Éireann has said southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 45 to 60km per hour, with gusts of 80 to 100km per hour. These will be strongest in coastal areas.

Today will be wet and windy, with persistent spells of rain and drizzle.

Strong southerly winds will later veer southwesterly, but they will continue to remain strong and blustery. Temperatures will reach 10 to 12 degrees.

Spot flooding risk 

Tonight will continue to be windy with heavy showers and strong winds.

The showers will become confined to the west coast overnight and winds will ease. Lowest temperatures will dip to two to four degrees.

Met Éireann says tomorrow will see more heavy rain, especially over east Munster, Leinster and east Ulster, with a risk of spot flooding. It will be drier to the west and north with just a few showers.

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