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Friday 28 April 2017

Met Éireann issue weather warning as gale-force winds of up to 110km/h expected

Met Éireann is forecasting heavy rain and gale-force winds countrywide
Met Éireann is forecasting heavy rain and gale-force winds countrywide
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Forecasters have issued a national wind warning as gusts of up to 110km/h are expected today.

After an unsettled few days of weather, Met Éireann issued the yellow wind warning which should remain in place until this afternoon.

Motorists are warned to watch out for "wind-blown debris" and to be especially careful around pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. 

Heavy, showery rain is still on the cards for today, with sleet or possible wet snow on higher ground in the north.

Speaking to RTE Radio One, a Met Éireann forecaster said the weather conditions should ease by later today.

"It's a windy morning down south and it will be blustery elsewhere for a few hours," he said.

"The afternoon will be bright and fresh, however, with highest temperatures of six to nine degrees."

The cold snap will return this evening with temperatures as low as freezing in some parts of the country.

"Monday will be a cool, fresh day with a number of showers in the west," the forecaster continued.

"Tuesday will begin as dry, but will become wet, and Wednesday is looking okay."

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