Met Éireann warns of 'vigorous Atlantic storm'

Met Éireann has issued a new weather warning this evening, warning of wind gusts that could reach up to 130 km/h.

The Status Orange Wind Warning was issued on an all-Ireland basis.

It stated: "Preliminary Warning : A vigorous Atlantic storm depression is forecast to pass just to the northwest of Ireland overnight on Monday.

"The exact track is still not certain, but it is likely to bring some severe winds in over the country for late Monday night and for a time on Tuesday.

"Blustery southwest winds are expected to gust to between 100 km/h and 130 km/h.

"The highest gusts, at this stage, are expected in western and northern coastal counties. High Seas are expected also."

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