DUBLIN, Ireland - Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Waterford have been issued a Status yellow weather warning on Tuesday.
The Met Eireann has said that the warnings comes as severe winds, expected to be as high as 110km/h, have been forecast in the region.
The weather body said that counties in the south will be worst affected with severe winds.
Met Eireann said, "A deepening depression is expected to track eastwards across the centre of Ireland,(Galway to Dublin) this evening with a band of very strong winds on its southern and western flanks, which will affect coastal counties of the southwest, south and possibly parts of the east coast later.”
It added, “Southwest to west winds are expected to increase to mean speed of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h this afternoon in coastal counties of the southwest and south, with the severe winds becoming northwesterly and possibly transferring to parts of the east coast later this evening or early tonight. Winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas."
The warning is valid until midnight and comes amid a general forecast of scattered showers, that is set to continue throughout the week with cooler conditions.
A Met Eireann forecaster said, "Scattered showers for a time this morning, mainly in southwestern, western and northern areas, but many places dry and bright this morning. Rain along some western coasts by noon and turning wet in most places this afternoon, with heavy, possibly thundery rain, most especially in many central and northern counties.”
The forecaster added, “Wednesday will be cool bright and showery. Occasional heavy showers, most especially in southwestern, western and northwestern counties where some may be prolonged or possibly thundery. The best of the sunny spells in southern and eastern areas but scattered showers here also in the afternoon. Highs of 12 to 15 degrees. Thursday will be a cool, bright day with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of them heavy.”
Adding, “However, they will be less frequent than in previous days. Maximum temperatures 12 to 15 degrees Celsius."