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Weather warnings issued for fourteen counties

A status yellow wind warning and a separate rainfall warning have been issued.

A STATUS YELLOW wind warning has been issued for 14 counties and Cork and Kerry have also been issued with a rainfall warning.

The wind warning is for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Met Éireann says gusts of wind will reach up to 110 kilometres per hour at times, winds will be at their strongest overnight and for a time tomorrow.

It came into place this morning and will be valid until tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

Meanwhile, the rainfall warning for Cork and Kerry will come into place at 6am tomorrow morning and be valid until 6am on Friday morning.

Rain is expected to turn heavy later tonight and to continue through Thursday. Up to 50 mm of rain is likely over west Cork and over south and west Kerry.

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