Two weather alerts in place as strong winds return

Strong winds blowing the high waves onto Howth pier yesterday. Pic: PA.

Met Eireann has issued two weather warnings.

Strong winds and heavy rain will return later today with warnings of high tides.

A Status Orange alert has been issued for Connacht and counties on the west coast, with gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour and warnings of localised flooding.

Meanwhile, a Yellow alert has been issued for Leinster and counties Cavan, Monaghan, Tipperary and Waterford with high winds and some flooding in coastal areas.

Forecaster John Eagleton says today will remain calm with winds picking up this evening.

Pat Clarke of Met Éireann says Ireland is about to be hit by yet another Atlantic storm.

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