A weather warning for strong and damaging winds in Galway today has come into effect this afternoon.
The status yellow warning from Met Eireann will be in effect from 1pm to 7pm on Wednesday evening.
During today, Galway, Clare, Kerry, and Cork will be hit by gusts of up to 90 – 110km/h, strongest in exposed areas.
There is also a potential for ocalised spray and wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts.
A Marine warning for very strong west to southwest gales off the west coast is also in place today/
This will continue into Thursday, where winds of up to gale force 8 are expected to develop into the early afternoon.