County Wicklow along with Dublin, Wexford, Galway, Kerry and Waterford have been issued with a Status Yellow Wind Warning.
The Warning which was issued this morning is valid from 10pm tonight Thursday December 29 until 7am on Friday morning.
A Status Yellow Gale warning has also been issued for all coasts and is valid from 6pm this evening until 6pm on Friday.
Members of the public are reminded to keep away from coastal areas including cliffs, piers and waterways.
TODAY – Thursday 29th December
Windy at first this with sunny spells and widespread showers as well, heavy at times. The showers and winds will ease through the afternoon with good dry periods developing. Highest afternoon temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees. During the evening, outbreaks of rain and drizzle will push in from the southwest along with strengthening southerly winds.
Becoming wet and windy tonight as southerly winds increase strong and gusty overnight. Outbreaks of rain will continue to extend northeastwards across the country with heavier falls of rain developing in parts of the west and northwest with spot flooding. Some sleet is possible for a time over northern hills. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees generally with frost possible in the north for a short while.
TOMORROW – Friday 30th December
Wet tomorrow morning with fresh to strong and very gusty southwesterly winds easing. Widespread outbreaks of rain at first with heavy falls and localised flooding in places. Turning drier and brighter from the west during the morning and early afternoon. Further showers returning to western areas later with the breeze picking up again. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.