A status orange wind warning has been issued for 8 counties.
Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick are the counties affected.
Met Eireann has issued the warning as Storm Atiyah heads our way.
Status: Orange Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick
Status Yellow - Wind warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford
More information here : https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt pic.twitter.com/x1zE976qGs
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 6, 2019
The weather warning is set to become vaild at 9am on Sunday and will last until 6am on Monday.
The forecaster says:
"Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts from 110 to 130km/h.
Due to a combination of high seas and storm surge there is a possibility of coastal flooding."
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be under a status yellow wind warning from 3 o'clock on Sunday until 6am the following morning.
The Road Safety Authority has issued the following advice:
⚠️STATUS ORANGE WEATHER WARNING⚠️
📌Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry, Limerick
💨#StormAtiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country.
📅Sunday 8 - Monday 9 December
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) December 6, 2019