UPDATE 2.30pm: Met Éireann have issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Connacht. Rainfall totals of 25 to 35mm are expected. This warning is in place from 3.00pm - 6.00pm today.

Met Éireann have issued a renewed weather warning for Co. Donegal.

The new weather warning, which has dropped from a status red to a status orange, was issued at 2.40pm today and will be in place from 2.00pm – 6.00pm this evening.

Southwest veering westerly wind of mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h are expected, with gusts of 110 to 130km/h possible.

The strongest winds will be along exposed coasts and in mountainous areas.

Showers will become more scattered tonight but snow is also forecast throughout the night in parts of the county – mainly on higher ground. As clear spells develop and temperatures drop to between -1 and -3 degrees Celsius frost and ice will develop in parts.

West to northwest winds will be moderate tonight but will occasionally gust fresh to strong.

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