High winds forecast for Leitrim from noon today

Householders and road users in Leitrim are being warned of strong winds forecast from 12 noon today until 9 o’ clock tomorrow morning.

The Orange weather warning is in place for Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo and Donegal with westerly winds reaching average speeds of 65 to 75 km an hour, and damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130 km an hour.

A yellow weather warning is in place for the rest of the country with winds reaching an average of 50 to 65 km an hour and gusts of 90 to 110 km an hour.

Motorists are being advised to beware of objects being blown onto the road and to expect the unexpected.

They’re also being asked to be aware that winds can affect control of a vehicle and that extra space should be allowed between themselves and other road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists.