Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings, valid from tomorrow lunchtime until tomorrow night.

A developing storm, named Eva, is expected to hit the west and northwest of the country, bringing some severe winds to coastal counties.

The Status Orange wind warning applies for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare with gusts of up to 120km/h expected between 4pm and 9pm tomorrow. 

For Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cork, Kerry and Limerick, a Status Yellow wind warning applies from tomorrow at 1pm, with gusts of up to 110km/h expected in the evening and tomorrow night. 

The warnings come as Westmeath County Council maintain flood defences and Limerick City Council urge the public to be cautious near the waterways during the Christmas period, with heavy rain and higher than average tides expected.

Meanwhile, Limerick City and County Council has said it is installing flood defences in the Limerick City area as a precautionary measure ahead of expected high hides and heavy rainfall during the Christmas period. 

It says flooding advice is available on