Wednesday's weather: Wind warning for Munster, Wexford and Galway

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Wednesday's weather: Wind warning for Munster, Wexford and Galway

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Today

A wet start to today in the southwest, but most other areas dry this morning, with some sunshine and frost clearing. Rain will spread northeastwards this afternoon, turning heavy in places with local spot flooding possible.

Becoming very windy later in parts of Munster and south Leinster with severe winds in coastal fringes. Wintry falls possible, especially towards evening. Top temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.

Tonight

Clearer, drier conditions will develop in the south and southwest this evening and early tonight with just a few light showers following. Rain, with sleet and snow mixed in, continuing elsewhere, but clearing northwards overnight.

Strong and gusty westerly winds will gradually ease. Lows of 0 to +3 degrees with a risk of frost in sheltered spots.

Weather warning 

Wind warning for Munster, Wexford and Galway (status yellow)

West to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h at times during the period.

Warning comes into effect from 2pm, and is valid until 6am on Thursday.