Friday's weather: Wind and rain warnings issued ahead of Storm Brian

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Friday's weather: Wind and rain warnings issued ahead of Storm Brian

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Today

Today will start out dry and clear with light winds. Cloud will thicken this morning in the southwest and heavy rain, accompanied by strengthening southeast winds, will arrive before noon.

The strong winds and rain, associated with Storm Brian, will spread quickly through the afternoon to all areas. Highest temperatures 11 to 15 degrees.

Tonight

Tonight the rain will clear to heavy showers with a risk of thunder. The winds will veer to the southwest overnight, becoming variable in direction as the eye of the storm passes over the country, before further veering west to northwest by the morning.

On the southwest and south coasts the west to northwest winds will reach storm force.

Wind warning for coasts of Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford (status orange)

West to southwest winds, veering northwest, will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h.

Warning valid from 3am Saturday to 6pm Saturday.

Wind warning for rest of Ireland (status yellow)

West to southwest winds, becoming northwest will reach mean speeds up to 65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h.

Warning valid from 3am Saturday to 10pm Saturday.

Rainfall warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford (status yellow)

Heavy rain with accumulations of 30 to 50mm expected over the period.

Warning valid from 9am Friday to 9pm Saturday.