Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather alert
MET Éireann has issued a status yellow weather alert warning of high winds in Limerick over the weekend.
The national forecaster says Southeast winds veering northwest are expected to reach mean wind speeds of between 55kph and 65kph with gusts of between 90kph and 110kph.
The warning, which was issued late on Friday, comes into effect at 1am on Sunday and will remain in place until midday.
It also applies to a number of other counties including Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
Meanwhile, a separate status orange weather alert warning of snow and ice remains in place for seventeen counties across the country.
While the warning does not extend to Limerick, gardai, the road safety authority and AA Roadwatch are appealing to all motorists to exercise caution if driving this weekend.
Gritting and salting machines were deployed last night across the road network which accounts for almost 85% of all Limerick’s traffic.
Duty engineers in Limerick City and County Council are monitoring the ice-cast daily to determine whether gritting is required and will be monitoring weather conditions very closely over the weekend, as further cold Arctic weather is forecast.