Wednesday's weather: Weather warnings remain in place until this afternoon

Information supplied by Met Éireann

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Today

Becoming extremely windy again for a time this morning with gale force and squally southerly winds veering westerly, but winds will moderate later this morning and in the afternoon.

Heavy rain continuing to clear eastwards to showers this morning, but some showers will be heavy or possibly thundery in places but will become more scattered during the afternoon with sunny spells developing, but some could be wintry on higher ground in the west and north.

Afternoon temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius.

Tonight

Cold tonight with clear periods but showers in places also, some prolonged in southern counties especially and some may be wintry in northern areas.

Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees Celsius with sharp frost in places and some icy patches.

Weather warnings

Wind warning for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford (status orange) 

Southerly winds associated with Storm Frank, will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/hr and will give gusts of 100 to 120 km/hour at times also. Valid until 1pm.

Rainfall warning for Wicklow, Galway, Cork, Kerry and Waterford (status orange)

Rainfall totals of 40 to 70 mm over 24 hours between Tuesday midday and Wednesday midday.

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

Southerly winds will reach speeds of 50 to 65 km/hour with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Winds will be strongest in exposed hilly and coastal areas. Valid until 1pm.

Rainfall warning for Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Leitrim, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and all Leinster except Wicklow (status yellow)

Rainfall totals of 25 to 40 mm over 24 hours between Tuesday midday and Wednesday midday.