Met Éireann has issued two nationwide weather warnings for the country on Saturday.

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place from 6am on Saturday until 9pm.

Spells of heavy, locally thundery rain on Saturday will lead to some flooding, Met Éireann warned.

A status yellow wind warning is in place from 3am until 8pm on Saturday.

On Saturday, very squally southerly winds veering southwesterly, with mean speeds of 50km/h to 65km/h and gusts to around 100km/h will be strongest on exposed coasts and hills. The winds will moderate to the northwest later in the day.

As of Friday afternoon two weather warnings are in place for for storm Dennis.

The Met Office has a status yellow warning for wind and rain in place for Northern Ireland for Saturday and a status yellow warning in place for storm Dennis on Sunday.

Storm Dennis

Met Éireann has a weather advisory in place for storm Dennis over the weekend.

“Storm Dennis will bring some very wet and very windy weather over the weekend and into Monday.

“Some flooding is likely and damaging gusty winds with some disruption is possible,” it said.

Farming in stormy conditions

The Irish Farmers Journal livestock team has storm advice for cattle and dairy farmers here.

Farmers are advised to take extra care during and after the storm and be careful if clearing tree branches or sheds that have been damaged by the storm.

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