Weather warning for Leitrim, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo tonight

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Met Éireann has issued a yellow status wind warning for Counties Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo tonight (Thursday, January 8) and are warning of even more severe gale force winds for Co Donegal.

Met Éireann has issued a yellow status wind warning for Counties Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo tonight (Thursday, January 8) and are warning of even more severe gale force winds for Co Donegal.

Winds will gust up to 110km an hour in some places and householders are being urged to secure any items in their gardens which may become airborne, including trampolines, sheet metal etc.

Motorists are also urged to drive with caution on more exposed roads during the period the warning is in place.

The warning will come into effect from 6pm tonight and will remain in place until 6am on Friday.