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LATEST: Met Éireann issues weather warning for Longford

LATEST: Met Éireann issues weather warning for Longford

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind warning for Longford and 16 other counties.

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The alert also applies to Kildare, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Clare.

Forecasters said: "Later this morning and through the afternoon, westerly winds will reach mean wind speeds of 50 to 60km/h, with gusts of 80 to 100km/h associated with any thundery downpours.

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The Warning is valid from 11am until 6pm today. 

On Saturday, Met Eireann had issued a Weather Advisory for unseasonably windy conditions on Saturday night and Sunday, with strong and gusty westerly winds at times.