A status yellow warning for wind is now in currently in force in Galway with southeasterly winds veering southwesterly reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h.
The Met Éireann warning affects all counties in the Republic and will be lifted at 6pm this evening.
The strong southeasterly winds will come with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, which could be higher in some coastal areas.
There is also a risk of coastal flooding where winds are onshore, Met Éireann warns.
It will be clear and very windy tonight (Saturday) with low temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will see sunny spells and some isolated showers to start, becoming mostly dry in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach 8 or 9 degrees in fresh and gusty southwesterly winds.