Shannonside motorists warned over high winds expected on Sunday

Road users are being warned to expect the unexpected with very heavy winds forecast to hit the entire country over the weekend.

A status orange wind alert will come into effect for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick at 9 o’clock on Sunday, and is set to last until 6 o’clock the following morning.

Gusts of up to 130km/h are being forecast for those counties, while a status yellow warning will be in place for the rest of the country.