Damp and mostly cloudy this morning with scattered outbreaks of rain, but some dry periods also.
A spell of more persistent rain will start to extend from the southwest by this afternoon.
Winds will increase over southern and western parts of the country from late afternoon, with severe and damaging gusts developing in the southwest of the country as Storm Hannah approaches.
Cooler than of late, with highs of 8 to 12 degrees.
Strong to gale force and gusty northwesterly winds in Munster, Connacht and south Leinster at first tonight, with severe and damaging gusts in west Munster and along the south coast.
Becoming windy countrywide overnight but the most severe and damaging winds will gradually ease as the night goes on.
Outbreaks of rain will continue tonight, with some heavy bursts, but the rain will gradually break up into showers and clear spells in the west and southwest overnight. Lows of 3 to 6 degrees.
Status Orange - Wind warning for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick
Becoming stormy on Friday evening and overnight as Storm Hannah moves in.
Southerly winds, later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.
Valid: Friday 26 April 2019 16:00 to Saturday 27 April 2019 05:00
Status Orange - Wind warning for Tipperary and Waterford
In addition to the yellow wind alert for these counties: Southwest winds veering northwest will reach mean speed of 65 to 80km/h and gusts of 110 to 120km/h for a time tonight.
Valid: Friday 26 April 2019 22:00 to Saturday 27 April 2019 02:00
Status Yellow - Wind warning for Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford
Becoming very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning.
Southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.
Valid: Friday 26 April 2019 23:00 to Saturday 27 April 2019 09:00