Multiple weather warnings issued as Ireland braced for 110km/h gusts

Multiple weather warnings issued as Ireland braced for 110km/h gusts

MET ÉIREANN has issued a series of Status Yellow weather warnings as Ireland braces itself for gusts of up to 110km/h.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland has been told to expect transport delays and possible power outages.

The first Met Éireann warning was issued this morning for Munster, predicting west to northwest winds of up 65km/h with gusts of up to 90-110km/h.

The warning was in place until 8pm but further warnings for the rest of the country have since been issued.

Galway and Mayo can expect similar conditions until at least 10pm.

A warning for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford and Wicklow is in place until 11pm.

Elsewhere, the windy conditions are expected to continue until tomorrow at least.

A warning for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo came into effect at 6pm and will be in place for 12 hours.

During that time, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Louth, Meath, Westmeath and Roscommon should also batten down the hatches, according to Met Eireann.

Meanwhile, Britain's Met Office has also issued a Status Yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland.

It has urged residents to expect short-term loss of power and damage to trees.

Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by large waves.

Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport is also expected.

The warning will be in place from 12.15am until 10am on Monday.