Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for counties Galway and Mayo overnight.

The warning comes into effect from 4pm Thursday and is expected to last until 8am Friday morning.

There will be south to southwest winds which will veer west to southwest, expected to reach speeds of up to 65km/h overnight.

Gusts may reach 90 to 110km/h in some parts.

The winds will be strongest in the west of the country.