Winds of up to 140km/h expected to lash Donegal

Due to  forecast  high winds Donegal County Council  will be closing Harry Blaney Bridge  from 7pm this (Monday) evening.

The bridge is likely to remain closed tomorrow morning.

Diversions are available via Milford on the the R245 and R246.

The weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow: Scattered showers at first this evening, some wintry, but persistent and heavy rain will spread from the southwest early tonight as winds back southerly and strengthen.

Wet and extremely windy overnight with strong to gale force and gusty southerly winds, the winds veering southwest to west late in the night as the rain clears to showers.  Severe and possibly damaging gusts, between 110 and 140 km/h, can be expected in exposed areas.  Lowest temperatures 2 to 5 Celsius but milder for a time overnight

Continuing very windy and gusty on Tuesday with bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, some of the showers heavy, with a slight risk of thunder, and some wintry especially on high ground. Cold, with afternoon temperatures ranging 3 to 6 Celsius. The strong to gale force southwest to west winds, veering westerly, will gust between 100 and 140 km/h in exposed areas.