Counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry have been issued with a status yellow wind warning by Met Éireann.

The warning is in place from 6.00pm on Thursday until 9:00am on Friday.

On Thursday evening and overnight, west to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 80 to 110km/h.

The winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains.

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