A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for the whole country until 9pm this evening and a yellow wind warning will kick in for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick at 8pm until 10am tomorrow.

Severe gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour are expected in places.

 

Earlier today Met Eireann issued a status orange wind warning for counties Wexford and Waterford and it's due to remain in place until 8pm this evening.

 

The warning has now been extended to Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and will kick in from 10 tomorrow morning until 10 o'clock tomorrow night.

 

Storm Dennis has wreaked havoc already this weekend with up to 5,000 homes and businesses without power for much of the afternoon.

 

The weather has also caused travel chaos.

 

Some flights to and from Dublin airport have been cancelled today, while cork and shannon airports expect to continue operations as normal by have advised intending passengers to check for updates before travelling to the airport.

 

Stena Line and Irish Ferries say their respective Rosslare to Cherbourg and Rosslare Pembroke Crossings also had to be cancelled.

 

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for the whole country until 9pm this evening and a yellow wind warning will kick in for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick at 8pm until 10am tomorrow.

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