Gale warnings issued by Met Éireann and the Met Office (UK) remain in place  for Saturday as Storm Dennis, which is crossing the North Atlantic, will have a major influence on the weather over the weekend and into Monday.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Marine Warning  for Saturday, 15 February, with south to southwest winds will reach gale force 8 or strong gale 9, today and tonight, on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

Winds are likely to be strongest in the south-east with a Status Orange Wind Warning in place for Waterford and Wexford with south to southwest winds, with mean speeds of 55 to 75 km/h will gust up to 120 km/h, strongest on exposed coasts.

A Status Yellow  rainfall warning is in place with heavy thundery showers forecasted.

In the UK the Met Office has issued strong gale warnings on all coastal waters with winds reaching reaching gale force 8 to 9 today. Seas are forecasted to be rough or very rough, occasionally high later with heavy showers and moderate to poor visibility

For full detailed updates on weather in your area visit Met Éireann or the Met Office

Storm Dennis set to bring gales and thundery rain over the weekend

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