Storm Deirdre will bring an orange wind warning for the country from 3 o'clock this afternoon.

A Status Yellow wind warning is already in place for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Cork and Waterford while a Status Yellow rainfall warning is also in effect until midnight tonight.

Severe gusts could reach 130 kilometres per hour by late afternoon, while heavy rain of up to 50 millimetres is expected to fall.

Mayo County Council has issued a Level 2 alert for wind and rain from 3.00 this afternoon until midnight.

In a statement to Midwest News this morning a spokesperson for Mayo County Council says they are continuously monitoring weather conditions and road crews and Fire Service personnel will be deployed to respond to emergency situations around the county should they arise.

Mayo County Council urge the public to be vigilant during the duration of the warning  It is important that people within the affected area of a weather warnings are prepared appropriately for anticipated conditions.

There is a possibility that weather warnings can be extended or deteriorated conditions last longer than anticipated. Once the weather warning has passed, please remain vigilant and exercise caution as debris and fallen trees may be on any routes.

Mayo County Council will provide updated information on their social media channels where appropriate.

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