Saturday's weather: Warnings in place as Storm Brian hits country

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Saturday's weather: Warnings in place as Storm Brian hits country

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Today

Extremely windy in the South and West this morning with stormy conditions around coasts and the risk of flooding. In the afternoon, strong to gale force Northwest winds will develop countrywide with severe gusts around coasts.

Heavy showers or longer spells of rain, with thundery downpours, will continue to feed in across the country. Top temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees.

Tonight

The winds will gradually moderate overnight and back Westerly but it will stay very windy early in the night in the North and East.

The showers will become more scattered with lowest temperatures of 6 or 7 degrees.

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

Southeast winds of mean speeds 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, will veer west or northwest and strengthen further during the night, reaching orange level with mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts 110-130 km/h. Winds will ease to yellow warning level during Saturday evening.

Valid until 10pm.

Wind warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Limerick and Tipperary (status yellow)

South or southeast winds, later becoming northwest will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h. The strong winds will occur in various parts of the country during different time periods, with winds in northern areas probably not peaking until Saturday afternoon.

Valid until 10pm.

Rainfall warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford

Heavy rain with accumulations of 30 to 50mm expected.

Valid until 9pm.