Bad and unsettled weather is expected this week, as two separate storms - named Dudley and Eunice - approach Ireland.
Weather warnings have already been issued for tomorrow and Thursday, with other warnings also expected to be issued over the coming days.
Storm Dudley is forecast to track north of the country on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
A status orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, as the storm's expected to bring wind speeds of 65 – 80km/h with damaging gusts of 100 – 130km/h.
There’s also a warning of some potential coastal flooding.
It’s a quiet start to the week but our weather will turn much more unsettled by mid-week as #StormDudley brings strong winds on Wednesday and #StormEunice brings further strong winds along with heavy rain and possibly snow.🍃🌧️❄️
⚠️ Warnings in place https://t.co/nuE5J69XbV pic.twitter.com/S3gAeDTxC8
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 14, 2022
The warning is valid from 9pm on Wednesday to 9am on Thursday, with Met Éireann saying they’ll issue an update later this morning.
Meanwhile, there’s expected to be strong winds elsewhere in the country, with a status yellow warning in effect for the entire country for 24 hours from midday Wednesday.
Following a ‘brief respite’ on Thursday, Storm Eunice is expected to track up over Ireland on Thursday night and during Friday.
Met Éireann says there’s the potential for “some severe winds countrywide”, as well as the potential for falls of snow.
The unsettled weather is expected to continue over the weekend, with strong and blustery winds and “plenty of showers” on Saturday and Sunday.
Met Éireann says the weather is expected to cause some disruption during the week, and is encouraging people to keep up to date with the forecast and any updated weather warnings.
Met Éireann meteorologist Emer Flood said: “It’s been a fairly quiet year so far but that’s all going to change this week as an active jet stream steers several low-pressure systems across Ireland and the UK.
"We’re advising the public to keep a close eye on the weather forecast as the week progresses as further weather warnings are likely to be issued.”