MET Éireann have issued an update this morning on their nationwide weather warning for Storm Eleanor.
As we reported last night, 14 Irish counties have been hit with a status orange wind warning in effect today from 5pm until 10pm.
That warning applies to Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, South Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
Meanwhile parts of Britain are predicted to experience winds of over 80mph.
This morning’s update warns that gusts of up to 130 km/h will develop later this afternoon and evening – particularly to Ireland's southwest – and will continue overnight into Wednesday albeit at lesser speeds.
Eleanor is expected to move in off the Atlantic by 4pm this afternoon before traveling very quickly across Ireland throughout the evening.
Southwest-to-west winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h are expected, as well as very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding.
Much of the high winds are expected to have passed by around 9pm tonight.
Met Éireann are advising anyone out and about today to take all the necessary precautions given the risk of falling trees and other hazards.