Tuesday's weather: Wind warning issued for this evening

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Tuesday's weather: Wind warning issued for this evening

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Today

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.

Winds, mostly moderate, but becoming very windy later this afternoon in coastal areas of the southwest and south and potentially near the east coast early tonight. Highs of 14 to 16, possibly 17 degrees Celsius near the south coast.

Tonight

Rain will clear to showers early tonight but possibly very windy near the east coast for a time with squally northwest winds.

Winds will moderate overnight and showers will become mostly confined to southwestern, western and northern counties. Overnight lows of 8 or 9 degrees Celsius.

Wind Warning (status yellow) for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford

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 east at times later this afternoon and evening. 

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 transferring to more eastern counties this evening. Winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas.

Warning valid from 2pm until midnight