Severe weather warning for weekend

Monday 10 March 2008 11.46
Weather - Met Éireann has issued serious weather warning
Weather - Met Éireann has issued serious weather warning

Met Éireann has issued a severe weather warning, with storm force conditions expected to batter Ireland tonight.

Gusts of up to 150km/h have been forecast for some parts.

Heavy rain and high seas may lead to flooding, and Dublin City Council has a number of flood prevention measures in place.

Sailors and fisherman have been warned about conditions on the Irish Sea, and the Coast Guard is urging people to stay away from all coastal areas this weekend.