Met Éireann have upgraded a wind warning for Co Kerry and Co Cork predicting damaging gusts to up to 120km per hour early tonight.
A status yellow wind warning has been in place for the entire country since midday on Wednesday and will last until 7am on Thursday.
A status orange warning has now been issued for the two Munster counties, coming into effect at 8pm this evening.
⚠️ UPDATE ⚠️
🌬️🟡 Yellow wind warning for most with gusts of around 80-100km/h this evening and tonight
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 10, 2021
Winds of between 80-100km per hour are expected across the rest of the country.
The forecaster said winds across the country will be strongest from this evening and into tonight, with severs gales along the south and west coasts.
Heavy downpours are expected in some areas, accompanied by large coastal waves.