Met Éireann is warning of winds of up to 130kph in the west of the country
The Coast Guard is advising people to exercise extreme caution in coastal areas after Met Éireann issued a severe weather warning.
An Orange alert wind warning is in place for Counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.
Forecasters are predicting wind gusts of up to 130kph.
Gusts of 90kph to 100kph can be expected elsewhere.
Met Éireann has said that winds of up to 85kph have been recorded in places overnight.
Declan Geoghegan from the Coast Guard said conditions along coasts will be extremely dangerous.
“In view of the weather forecast with very high winds, high seas and swells, we are advising people to remain away from exposed areas such as coasts, cliffs, piers, promenades and harbour walls.”
“People have recently been taking photographs quite close to the shoreline, that is extremely dangerous,” he added.
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