BREAKING: Met Éireann issues weather warning for Longford

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Ireland weather for the rest of the week from Met Eireann

A Status Yellow warning has been issued by Met Éireann

MET Éireann is warning of strong winds in Longford and across the country this Saturday afternoon.

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The forecaster has issued a national Status Yellow warning which will remains valid until 6pm.

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"Southeasterly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds of 50km/h to 65km/h with gusts of between 90km/h and 110km/h," states the warning which was issued shortly before 10am.

Motorists taking essential journeys are advised to exercise caution.