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Wind warnings for 14 counties with gusts of up to 110km/h on the way

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists to slow down and take extra caution.

Image: Screengrab/Met.ie

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 12:52 PM

IT’S GOING TO be a wet and windy day with numerous weather warnings in place around the country. 

A Status Yellow wind warning kicks in at 3pm for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. It will remain in place until 1am tomorrow. 

Another Status Yellow wind warning kicks in for Leitrim and Sligo at 9pm tonight and will remain valid until 2am tomorrow. 

Donegal will have a Status Yellow wind warning in place between 9pm tonight and 2am tomorrow. 

A fourth Status Yellow wind warning will be in place for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath between 9pm tonight and 2am tomorrow.

In the case of all four wind warnings, Met Éireann says southwest to west winds veering northwest will reach mean speed of between 50 to 65km/h with gusts of between 90 to 110km/h. 

The combination of strong winds, coupled with high tides will bring an increased risk of coastal flooding, the forecaster warned. 

Looking at the general forecast, rain this morning will ease off, with clearer weather developing in the west, steadily extending eastwards. However, scattered heavy showers are still expected. 

There will be frequent showers this evening and early tonight, which will clear in most places by the morning. 

Tomorrow is due to start out cold, dry and sunny, with temperatures of between 5 and 7 degrees. 

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Widespread rain and low cloudy conditions are expected tomorrow night, and temperatures are set to rise through the night to between 9 and 11 degrees. 

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists to slow down on any essential journeys and to leave more room to break. 

“Remember too that heavy rain can reduce visibility, so take extra caution,” it said. 

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