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Wind warnings in effect on land and at sea ahead of wintry weekend

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place around the country.

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Updated Dec 4th 2020, 4:32 PM

A WIND WARNING is in effect around Ireland today as gusts of up to 100 km/h are expected to hit the country alongside a gale warning at sea.

A Status Yellow wind warning is in place for the whole country until 6am tomorrow morning.

The warning was issued at 9am this morning and came into effect at 11am.

The Status Yellow gale warning was issued at noon, with northerly winds expected to reach gale or strong gale force on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea.

Met Éireann has warned that north to northwest winds will strengthen today, with gusts of up to 100km/h. There will be a slight risk of coastal flooding. 

The forecaster has warned that there may be travel disruption due to icy patches. 

Tonight is forecast to be very windy, with outbreaks of showery rain at times. Temperatures will range between 2 and 4 degrees. 

It’s set to brighten up tomorrow with sunny spells and dry conditions in many areas. There will, however, be some scattered showers, mainly in Atlantic coastal counties. 

Tomorrow night will see widespread frost, with a risk of icy stretches. Fog patches are due to occur also, with the risk of some dense pockets. 

Temperatures will drop as low as 0 degrees. 

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Looking ahead to Sunday, it’s forecast to be very cold and frosty to start, with foggy conditions, gradually clearing. 

However, Met Éireann said the frost and fog may linger for much of the day. 

Outbreaks of rain are forecast to develop in the southwest later on Sunday. 

Temperatures will again drop as low as 0 degrees.

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