Met Éireann warns of strong gusts in Limerick as yellow weather warning takes effect

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Met Éireann warns of strong gusts in Limerick as yellow weather warning takes effect

A status yellow weather warning is in place for Limerick

Met Éireann is warning there could be gusts of up to 110kph in Limerick as Storm Aileen passes over the country this Tuesday.

The storm is expected to track eastwards across the centre of Ireland with a band of very strong winds on its southern and western flanks.

A status yellow weather warning for all of Munster as well as counties Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Galway remains in place until midnight.

Met Éireann says Southwest to west winds are expected to increase to a mean speed of 50 to 65kph, with gusts of 90 to 110kph in some areas this Tuesday afternoon.

Severe winds will becoming northwesterly later and are expected to move to parts of the east coast later this evening or early tonight.

The national forecaster says winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas.