A status red weather warning has been issued for Galway and Clare ahead of the arrival of Storm Jorge.
The highest-level warning is valid from 1pm until 4pm tomorrow, with winds of 85-100 km/h to gusts of 130-145 km/h expected.
A red warning is rarely issued and warns of extremely dangerous or destructive weather conditions.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 28, 2020
Status orange warnings will be in place for all different parts of the country on Saturday.
A wind warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry is in effect from 6am tomorrow until 3am on Sunday.
The warning for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo is valid from noon until 3am on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford is valid from 1pm until 7pm on Saturday.
Lower level status yellow warnings will also be in effect over the course of the weekend.
You can read full details of all the warnings on the Met Éireann website.
The National Emergency Co-ordination Group met earlier today and will meet again tomorrow morning to discuss Storm Jorge's arrival.
A meeting of the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group is underway.
A number of state agencies are discussing how to prepare for Storm Jorge this weekend pic.twitter.com/hYm691THKp
— Stephen Murphy (@Stephen_Murphy5) February 28, 2020
Planning Minister Eoghan Murphy warned that weather conditions will worsen over the weekend.
He said: "Damaging gusts are possible anywhere - this means that trees could come down anywhere.
"Met Éireann will be updating and possibly escalating their warnings later on this afternoon."
Minister Murphy said while the flooding risk will continue, there is also a risk of power outages over the weekend.