Two wind warnings are in place across the country until 9pm tonight.
A status orange alert is in place in counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo, which may see gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour sweeping along exposed coasts and hills.
Meanwhile, a status yellow alert was also issued for counties Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Leitrim, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
Temperatures are likely to remain "reasonable" for the weekend, and may even climb to as high as 15 degrees celcius in the east this afternoon.
Meteorologist Joan Blackburn says the North W
est will be worst affected..........