Warning over high winds and difficult driving conditions

Saturday 14 December 2013 23.27
Motorists warned to take care with high winds forecast today
Motorists warned to take care with high winds forecast today

Met Éireann has warned of high winds and motorists have been urged to take care in difficult driving conditions by AA Ireland.

Gusts of up to 120kmph are forecast though winds are expected to ease later today. 

The AA says that roads are very wet and blustery in many counties with spot flooding reported in Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Tipperary and Kerry. 

Motorists are urged to watch out for debris on roads. 

AA Ireland says extra time should be allowed for journeys and caution should be taken with the risk of crosswinds. 

The Dublin Airport Authority has said that passengers are advised to check their airline's website for up to date information regarding their particular flight.

The DAA said strong gusty winds are causing some delays to the flight schedule at Dublin Airport today.

Met Éireann has said that tomorrow southerly winds will increase rapidly in the morning.

It will be very windy again with severe gust in north western coastal areas.