The storm has been named by the Portuguese Met Service as #StormIrene.
Met Éireann has issued two status yellow weather warnings this afternoon; Rainfall for Cork and a nationwide wind warning.
- Yellow Wind Warning: Forecasters are saying that south to southeast winds will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h with gusts between 80 and 110km/h. Winds strongest along Atlantic coastal counties at first but the strong winds will extend countrywide through the course of the Monday afternoon and evening.
Issued: Sunday 15 April 2018 14:00
Valid: Monday 16 April 2018 09:00 to Tuesday 17 April 2018 06:00
- Yellow Rainfall Warning: Rainfall accumulations of 25 to 50mm expected over the period, with the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains. Localised spot flooding possible.
Issued: Sunday 15 April 2018 13:00
Valid: Monday 16 April 2018 09:00 to Tuesday 17 April 2018 09:00