Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for Galway and Mayo this afternoon (Thursday) which will come into effect at 4pm.
A separate status yellow gale warning is also in effect for waters around Ireland today.
South to southwest winds, veering west to southwest, will occasionally reach mean speeds of 45 to 65 Km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr this evening and overnight.
The warning affects just Galway and Mayo and is expected to be lifted at 8am on Friday morning.
It will continue windy for much of the day on Friday and it will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain – persistent for a time in places.
Met Éireann says it may become drier through the afternoon and evening though, with some bright spells possible.