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Irish Weather: Storm Isha will bring “severe” winds and heavy rain as Met Éireann issues an orange wind warning for 20 counties. Pi News

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Met Éireann issued a renewed wind warning this afternoon and said the conditions could cause downed trees, damage to power lines, extremely difficult travel conditions and large coastal waves on top of the waves.

A wind warning comes into force from 5pm tomorrow for Leinster, Munster, Connacht, Cavan and Monaghan until 2am on Monday.

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A separate orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal from 5pm on Sunday until 5am on Monday.

A yellow wind warning is in place across the country from 11am on Sunday until 4am on Monday, with counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo in effect until 12pm on Monday there is a warning.

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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has advised motorists to take extra care on the roads on Sunday and Monday. Very strong winds can cause downed trees, power outages and difficult travel conditions, the RSA said.

The RSA advised motorists to slow down and allow greater braking distance in wet weather, particularly on roads such as motorways and dual carriageways, where there is a risk of aquaplaning.

Motorists were also advised not to attempt to cross a flooded road.

“After crossing water, drive slowly for a short distance with your foot on the brake pedal, this will help dry out the brakes,” the RSA said.

For other road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, it is important to wear high visibility material and have lights on the front and back of the bike.

“Take care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy weather as sudden gusts can blow you into the oncoming carriageway,” the RSA warned.

According to Met Éireann forecasts, a marine warning is in place for all Irish coastal waters today with winds from south to south-west potentially reaching force 8.

There will be dry spells this morning, but rain will continue throughout the day and will be heavy at times in the west and south-west of the country.

Saturday’s high will be between 8 and 11 degrees.

At night it will be wet and windy, with a low of 3 to 8 degrees.

Storm Isha is expected to bring strong southerly winds to northwest Ireland on Sunday. Rain is expected tomorrow, with occasional heavy downpours. The highest temperature tomorrow will be between 10 and 13 degrees.

Strong winds will continue Sunday night, along with rain. Later, a clear spell and scattered rain develop. Sunday night lows will be between 3 and 7 degrees.

There is a chance of hail on Monday, but Met Éireann says there will be sunny spells and showers. The highest temperature is from 6 to 9 degrees.

Tuesday will be another wet and windy day with heavy rain at times. Tuesday will also be mild, with highs between 10 and 14 degrees.

Most areas will be dry and sunny on Wednesday. In the north, some rain may fall during the day, and the maximum temperature will rise to 9-10 degrees.

After Wednesday, Met Éireann says the weather will become more unsettled.

“It has not calmed down again as more wet and windy weather is expected,” Met Éireann said.

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