Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning ahead of Storm Gareth, with gusts of up to 130km/h forecast along the west and northwest of the country.

The alert comes into effect from midday tomorrow until 9am on Wednesday.

Westerly winds could reach 75km/h with damaging gusts of between 110-130km/h possible in Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

There is also a risk of coastal flooding.

A Status Yellow wind warning for the entire country also comes into effect tomorrow at 12pm, and will be in place until midday on Wednesday, with gusts of up to 110km/h likely and a risk of coastal flooding with high seas along Atlantic coasts.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning, with accumulations of up to 25mm, comes into effect at 6pm this evening until 6am tomorrow for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.