Monday's weather: Wind warnings in place across the country

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Today

Today will be very windy with strong to gale force southwest winds and severe gusts. It will be stormy in the west and northwest with winds strongest in the late afternoon and evening. Dull at first with rain or drizzle. Brightening up later this morning with sunny spells and showers.

Becoming cold with afternoon temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

Tonight

Continuing very windy early tonight and stormy near northwest and north coasts. Winds will gradually ease overnight. Scattered showers will continue and will become heavier and more prolonged in the northwest towards morning.

Lowest temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees.

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

Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 130 km/h during Sunday night and through Monday. Winds will peak during Monday afternoon and evening and will be at their strongest along the coasts. Valid until midnight.

Wind warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford (status yellow)

Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds between 45 and 65 km/h with gusts between 90 and 110 km/h during Sunday night and through Monday. Winds will peak during Monday afternoon and evening. Valid until midnight.

Weather advisory for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry (status yellow)

Exceptional wave heights, possibly reaching 12 to 15 meters, during Monday along Atlantic coasts. Valid from midday until midnight.