Dudley Eunice now Franklin

MET Eireann issued a number of Alerts on Sunday morning covering the entire country.

Wicklow has been included in the Status Yellow Wind Warning which came into effect this morning and is valid until 9am on Monday morning.

A number of counties in the west of the country have been issued with a Status Orange Wind Warning.

Storm Franklin is the third storm to to hit Ireland this week following Storm Dudley and Eunice.

Forecast

Very windy and wet today with strong to near gale force and gusty westerly winds. Rain will turn heavy at times for the early part of the day with some localised flooding, before clearing southeastwards to showers through the afternoon. Some showers will be heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail, and the chance of sleet later. After a mild start, it will turn much colder as the rain clears with afternoon highs of 6 to 8 degrees.

TONIGHT

Very windy tonight with strong to near gale force and gusty westerly winds. Showers will continue, heavy at times with hail and sleet with snow on high ground. However, showers will become less frequent towards morning. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees, turning less cold by morning.

Motorists are asked to use caution on the roads with a risk of fallen trees and debris, members of the public are reminded to keep away from coastal areas and waterways.

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