Met Éireann has issued two overnight wind warnings for the north and west of the country as gusts are set to reach up to 130km/h.

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal and Mayo. It comes into place at 1am and will remain until 8am tomorrow morning.

The warning covers coastal areas and high ground in these counties.

Met Éireann said southwest winds will average 65-80km/h but the forecaster warned that gusts could hit between 110-130km/h.

"There is also a risk of coastal damage on exposed northwest coasts due to a combination of winds, high spring tides and high storm surge," said Met Éireann.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Connacht, Cavan, Donegal, Clare, Kerry and Limerick.

The warning comes into place at 10pm tonight and will remain until noon tomorrow.

Gusts are forecast to reach between 90-110km/h.

Met Éireann said the gusts will be strongest near coastal areas. 

The high winds will be accompanied by scattered, heavy showers.