Wednesday's weather: Wind warning in place as Storm Doris hits

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Wednesday's weather: Wind warning in place as Storm Doris hits

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Today

Mostly cloudy today, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, persistent in places, especially in parts of Leinster and Connacht and north Munster, turning heavy later today, but more patchy in south Munster.

Hill and coastal fog also.

Drier in northern and northwestern areas, with a few bright spells, but rain will extend to these areas later.

Maximum temperatures will range from 8 or 9 degrees in the north to 12 or 13 degrees in parts of the south, in mostly moderate westerly winds, fresh along south and southwest coasts.

Tonight

Tonight, rain will become widespread, with some very heavy falls across the northern half of the country, turning to sleet in northern areas later, with a risk of hill snow.

Becoming very windy also, with strong and gusty south to southwest winds developing, up to gale force along western and southern coasts.

Winds will later veer northwesterly later in the night and early tomorrow, strengthening further and rain will clear to scattered showers.

Turning much colder, with temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 degrees.

Weather warning

A status yellow wind warning is in place for for Munster, Connacht and Leinster

Some severe winds expected later Wednesday night and on Thursday morning, in association with storm Doris.

Southwest winds of mean speeds 50 to 65km/h will develop giving gusts of 90 to 110km/h. Winds will veer northwesterly later in the night.