A small number of flights at Dublin Airport have been affected this evening due to high winds caused by Storm Abigail.

Aer Rianta has cancelled four flights at the Airport due to the wild weather conditions this evening.

A number of other flights have been diverted to Shannon, Belfast and Liverpool.

This has caused a number of delays to schedules, but its understood the situation is now improving.

Passengers are advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

A status yellow wind warning is in place tonight, with gusts of up to 120km/h hitting parts of Donegal, Leitrim, Galway, Mayo. 

Abigail is the first storm strong enough to be given a name under the 'Name our Storms' project by Met Éireann and the British Met Office.

Earlier today the Government announced details of its 'Be Winter Ready' campaign to advise the public on how to stay safe over the winter months.

A meeting of the Government task force on emergency planning was held today chaired by Minister Simon Coveney.

A website www.winterready.ie will publicise advice from a number of sources including Government departments and agencies and An Garda Síochána. 

A twitter account has also been set up at @emergencyIE.