Met Éireann issues two separate weather warnings for 15 counties 8 months ago

Met Éireann issues two separate weather warnings for 15 counties

Some wind and rain on the way.

Met Éireann has issued two separate weather warnings which will affect 15 counties in Ireland.

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A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and the entirety of Munster.

The warning comes into effect at 9pm on Monday night and remains in place until 6am on Tuesday morning.

Met Éireann said southerly winds will reach mean wind speeds of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, possibly higher on exposed coasts.

The forecaster said there will also be a risk of coastal flooding where winds are onshore.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and the entirety of Munster and Connacht.

The warning comes into effect at midnight tonight and remains in place until midnight on Tuesday.

Met Éireann said there will be heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday coupled with strong southerly winds in these counties.

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There will be some river and localised surface flooding possible and rainfall totals of  between 30mm and 50mm, although these totals may be higher in mountainous regions.