An orange weather warning issued for Galway ahead of Storm Deirdre has been downgraded to status yellow this afternoon.
Earlier today the yellow weather warning issued last night was upgraded to status orange as Storm Deirdre approached Ireland.
Met Eireann warned at the time that gusts of up to 130km/hr could be expected.
That orange warning has been lifted, though yellow warnings for wind and rain remain in place.
Wind speeds are expected to average 65km/hr this afternoon, with gusts of 110km/hr possible.
Heavy rains are also expected throughout all of Ireland today with 30mm to 50mm expected to accumulate, with even more in mountainous areas.
The weather warning for wind will expire at 7pm this evening, while the rainfall warning will remain in effect until midnight.
Galway city council has road crews on standby today in case of any flooding in town.
Though the intensity of the winds will be less than predicted this morning, the council is still advising people to be careful of flying debris.
Storm Deirdre is having its worst effects in the south as an orange warning remains in place for Cork, Waterford, and Wexford.
An orange warning also remains in effect for Donegal, and this will expire at 10pm.