Irish weather: Wind and rainfall warning issued for up to eight counties
Wind and rainfall warnings have been issued for up to eight counties today as the poor September weather continues.
A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.
High gusts coming in from the Atlantic mean a warning will be active from noon on Sunday until 9am on Monday.Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now
A forecaster said: "A developing low pressure system in the Atlantic will track towards Ireland today bringing a period of strong and gusty winds to all provinces.
"Winds will be strongest in Atlantic coastal counties with westerly winds expected to reac h mean speeds of 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.
"Winds will be strongest in exposed hilly and coastal areas with very high seas expected along the coast during this period."Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now
Meanwhile five counties will be issued with a rainfall warning over the next 24 hours as well.
After being battered by floods already in the past month, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo will all be affected.
A forecaster said: "Heavy rain or showers expected, with accumulations of 30 to 50 mm, with the highest totals on mountains."