A Status Yellow wind warning for Ireland and a Status Yellow rain warning for Leitrim and Donegal have both ended.

There's a warning that Westerly winds will reach gale force or strong gale force this morning on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

Met Éireann said Donegal and Leitrim could see frequent heavy showers or longer spells of rain, which could lead to localised flooding.

Meanwhile, a Status Orange wind warning for Donegal ended at 8pm last night.

Met Éireann said the county would see gale force westerly winds for a time with some severe and damaging gusts.

Winds were set to reach storm force in coastal areas, the forecaster said, which could lead to downed trees, power outages and travel disruption.

There were three power outages in the west of the county in Dhoirí Beaga.

Power has been restored in one case while work was ongoing on two other faults, one affecting 17 customers and the other affecting 116.

Power was expected to be restored in both cases last night.

Strong winds were recorded in a number of areas, including 72km/h in Mace Head in Galway and 65km/h in Finner in Donegal.

A gust speed of 102km/h was recorded in Mace Head and 100km/h in Finner.

Met Éireann said westerly winds will be very strong and gusty this morning, in the west at first, progressing eastwards in the afternoon, reaching storm force at coastal areas of the northwest.

The force of the wind could cause power outages, downed trees and travel disruption, it said.

The UK Met Office also issued a Yellow wind warning for Northern Ireland at 3pm.

It said strong winds may bring some disruption to transport and infrastructure.

The warning is in place until 3am Friday.