With severe winds expected in Donegal this evening and overnight, Met Eireann has upgraded its weather warning affecting the Northwest from Orange to Red.
Driving conditions in many areas are complicated by surfice water and fallen debris. There are currently no reported ESB outages in the county.
In County Westmeath, a 23 year-old woman has died after a tree fell on her car in Ireland during high winds while an investigation is underway after one person was injured in a roof collapse at Kent Station in Cork.
Keep checking back for regular updates.
Met Eireann’s latest weather warning is provided below
Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo
It will become stormy later today and for a time tonight, in coastal counties of Connacht and west Ulster, with severe southwest winds with mean speeds of 70 to 90km/h and damaging gusts of 120 to 150km/h, strongest in exposed coastal areas. Very high seas also.
Wednesday 18 December 2013 09:00
Wednesday 18 December 2013 15:00 to Thursday 19 December 2013 03:00