Met Eireann issues three new weather warning as Storm Dylan approaches

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Orange weather alert for Donegal - be prepared for some storm conditions near Donegal Bay and the rest of the county.

After a quieter day on Saturday - when most places will be less cold than of late - further heavy rain and strong winds are expected Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Met √Čireann's Twitter reiterated the reports, explaining: "Storm Dylan will affect Ireland on Saturday night to early Sunday morning".

A Status Yellow wind warning has also been announced for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly. The biggest impact from the storm will be across counties in Connacht and Ulster where mean winds will reach speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with gusts of up to 120km/h.




"An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Republic of Ireland on New Year's Eve and track northeastwards across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland", reads the warning on the Met Office website. Mean wind speeds of 50 to 65km/h are forecast, with gusts of up to 100km/h.

Another bout of sleet and snow is expected to fall early on Friday night, but the showers will turn to rain later, which will wash away any accumulated snow in many places. Highest temperatures will range from between 5 to 8 degrees across the country.

The next storm in the Irish and United Kingdom naming pattern will be called Storm Eleanor.

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