Yellow wind and rain weather warnings in place for much of the country
Very windy today and cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain. The rain will be heavy in most areas for a time.
Temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in strong to gale force southwesterly winds.
The rain will clear eastwards this evening to colder weather with clear spells and scattered showers, wintry in the north. With the clearance the winds will veer westerly and ease somewhat.
There is a Status Yellow wind warning in place for Ireland.
South to southwest winds will reach mean speeds greater than 45 km/h and up to 65 km/h, with gusts up to 100 km/h possible during Wednesday.
Issued:Tuesday 08 December 2015 09:00
Valid:Wednesday 09 December 2015 00:01 to Wednesday 09 December 2015 23:00
There is also a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry.
20-35 mm of additional rain expected on Wednesday.
Issued:Tuesday 08 December 2015 15:00
Valid:Wednesday 09 December 2015 00:01 to Wednesday 09 December 2015 23:59
Cold with clear spells and scattered wintry showers, chiefly in the west and north.
Lowest temperatures 1 to 6 degrees.
With thanks to Met Éireann