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Tie down those wheelie bins. It's pretty windy out there

Spring has not yet sprung, obviously.

WE HOPE YOU ladies didn’t get your hair done for a night out on the town, because unless you’re using industrial strength hairspray, it’s not going to last.

Met Eireann warns tonight is going to be extremely windy with widespread showers and thunderstorms.

Not only that, but there could be snow showers in some places, especially later tonight and early in the morning.

Winter weather Feb 12th Source: Eamonn & James Clarke.

There are currently three weather warnings in effect over the country. 

A status orange wind warning will be in place until tomorrow morning in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Southwesterly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/ph and give gusts of over 110km/ph expected.

In Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford, a yellow warning is in place as Met Éireann is forecasting very windy weather until tomorrow morning, with gusts hitting over 110km/ph.

In Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, there is a snow-ice warning in place. Met Éireann says that there will be showers of hail, sleet and snow and strong winds.

Across the country, highest temperatures will reach five to seven degrees, while tonight will dip to freezing.

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The Road Safety Authority is advising drivers to take extreme care when using the roads due to strong cross winds.

It said high seas and high tides could cause some coastal flooding.

Additional reporting Christina Finn 

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