Thursday 27 July 2017

Wind warning returns as gusts of up to 90km/hr forecast

Walkers brave the winds at Dún Laoghaire
Walkers brave the winds at Dún Laoghaire
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Strong south westerlies will do their best to disguise the relatively mild temperatures across the country today.

Met Eireann have issued a yellow wind warning for a number of coastal counties as gusts of up to 90km/hr have been forecast.

Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford are the areas that will be the worst affected.

The warning is valid from 8am this morning for 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the heavy rain that we've experienced in the last few weeks has lightened to a drizzle today - but will become more persistant later in the night.

The southwesterly winds will also change direction overnight, veering west to northwest in western counties around dawn.

This will cool the temperatures from an unseasonably mild high of 14C today to as low as six degrees.

AA Roadwatch have advised motorists to be extra vigilant travelling on the roads while the weather warning is in place.

Hold on to your hat...walkers braved the weather at Dun laoghaire pier
Hold on to your hat...walkers braved the weather at Dun laoghaire pier

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