Met Eireann has issued TWO status yellow weather warnings for parts of the country
Two status yellow weather warnings have been put into place by Met Eireann.
One for wind, and another for rain, the warnings read:
"Status Yellow - Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry."
"South to Southwest winds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts 90 to 110 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills.
"Valid: 15:00 Friday 10/01/2020 to 11:00 Saturday 11/01/2020."
And the other:
"Status Yellow - Rainfall warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo."
"Heavy rain with accumulations of 40-50mm over the period with localised flooding. At the coast, high seas and strong to gale force southerly winds will combine to give a risk of coastal flooding."
"Valid: 15:00 Friday 10/01/2020 to 15:00 Saturday 11/01/2020."
Wind Warning issued
Location: Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry
Valid: 3pm Friday 10th to 11am Saturday 11th
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 10, 2020
And as for the weather in general this weekend? Expect quite a mixed bag, but also a lot of rain.
Tomorrow will be wet with spells of heavy rain, turning more showery from the Northwest during the afternoon and evening. Strong to gale force and blustery Southwest winds will veer Westerly and moderate during the day. Highs of 11 to 13 degrees but turning colder later.
Sunday will see good spells of sunshine after early rain clears the Southeast. There will be some scattered showers through the day with a few wintry, especially on Northern hills. It will be a cold day with afternoon highs of just 5 to 7 degrees in moderate westerly breezes.
Sunday night will be dry for most of the country although patchy outbreaks of rain will push into Atlantic fringes overnight. Cloud will keep temperatures up at 4 or 5 degrees in the west but cooler in the east with lows of 1 to 3 degrees, with patchy frost likely. Southerly winds will be mostly moderate, but fresher along Atlantic coasts and increasing strong there by morning.