Orange weather warning issued ahead of Storm Dylan this weekend

The storm is expected to bring strong winds this weekend. © Windy.com
The storm is expected to bring strong winds this weekend. © Windy.com

The weather outside is frightful and it's not going to get any better.

Met Eireann has issued an orange weather warning as Storm Dylan is set to hit parts of Ireland tomorrow.

The alert, issued on Friday morning, is in place from 21:00 Saturday until 06:00 Sunday as Storm Dylan is expected to track northeastwards through Donegal Bay and up along the north-Ulster coast. The biggest impact from the storm will be across Connacht and Ulster where mean winds will reach speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with gusts of up to 120km/h.

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Rain will spread from Munster to all parts of the country on Friday evening, possibly falling as sleet or wet snow over northern counties. 

Saturday will be a bright, blustery and cold day with occasional heavy showersand high temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees. There is also a high risk of stormy conditions developing with severe and damaging gusts in places.

On Sunday, winds will ease as the storm passes. It will be a cool and breezy day mixed with sunshine and showers. 

New Year's Day will also be a mix of sunshine and showers. The outlook for the rest of the week is for the period of unsettled weather to continue.

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