WIND ADVISORY: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

As pointed out last night, we will see a period of very strong winds tonight and early tomorrow morning. Areas most affected will be Atlantic counties of Munster, Connaught and Ulster, with mean winds of 40-50 knots (45-57 mph/72-92 kph), with higher gusts of up to 60 knots (70 mph/120 kph).

Other areas will have lower mean speeds but some gusts will occur as stronger winds from higher up in the atmosphere become dragged down towards the surface.

Strongest Gusts at midnight: Athenry, Galway 87 KPH; Mace Head, Galway 91 kph
 Image: Hirlam model, c/o