Wind warning for Donegal issued

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Met Eireann issued the warning due to an Atlantic storm that will pass close to the north coast of Scotland.

The warning comes into effect on Wednesday morning at 6am and is valid until 11pm on Wednesday night, which is only four hours before the status yellow wind warning issued earlier on Tuesday comes into effect.

Meanwhile, another yellow warning was issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry on Tuesday afternoon.

Tomorrow will be a bright day in Dublin with some scattered showers.

It should clear up by Saturday but there is still a risk of wintry showers.

AA Roadwatch, the traffic monitoring service, is also warning motorists to expect delays and allow additional journey time if conditions take a turn for the worst.

Snow is forecast but it will not be as bad in coastal areas as it will be in inland areas.

Ground frost and ice will be a problem on untreated roads on Friday as temperatures drop to as low as minus five degrees in places.

According to the Met Office warning, "icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight" on Friday.

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