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02nd Jan 2018

Another weather warning has been issued for these five counties

It's the fourth weather warning for today.

Another weather warning has been issued for five counties ahead of Storm Eleanor’s arrival.

The status orange wind alert was put into place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

It will come into effect at 10pm tonight and remain until 2pm on January 3.

The warning will see westerly winds with average speeds of 65 to 80 km/h, with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h expecting at some points overnight and into Wednesday.

It’s the fourth weather warning to come into effect today as Storm Eleanor arrives in Ireland.

Another orange wind warning, this time in place for Munster, Leinster and south Galway, will come into effect at 4pm this afternoon and last until 9pm.

It will see southwest to west winds of average speeds 65 to 80 km/h, gusting to 110 to 130 km/h, expected.

There will also be very high seas along the Atlantic coasts with a risk of coastal flooding.

There’s a yellow wind warning in place for everywhere else in the country, which will mean southwest to west winds of mean speeds 55 to 65 km/h, gusting 90 to 110 km/h develop in the afternoon and evening.

The winds will continue overnight and into Wednesday.

A further yellow rainfall warning for Connacht and Donegal has come into effect at 2pm today.

Thundery downpours are expecting in some areas throughout the afternoon and early evening, with falls of 20 to 25 mm in some areas.