Yellow wind warning to kick into effect from 6am tomorrow morning

Met Éireann has issued an orange wind warning for parts of the country tomorrow due to Storm Erik.

Counties Galway, Mayo and Donegal can expect gusts of up to 130 kilometres an hour from early in the morning.

High seas and coastal flooding are also expected.

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While the rest of the country will have a status yellow wind warning in place until Saturday morning.

Meteorologist with Met Éireann, Deirdre Lowe, says it will be be noticeable in coastal areas later this evening.

The RSA is urging drivers to check conditions before proceeding on any journeys.