Updated: 30/12/17 : 07:28:24
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Storm Dylan forecast for tonight

Met Éireann has warned that storm-force winds are on the way as Storm Dylan is expected to track north-eastwards through Donegal Bay and along the Ulster coast, with the biggest impact in Connacht and Ulster.

A status orange weather warning has been issued for Connacht, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Longford, Westmeath and Meath as winds veering northwest to gust up to 120km/h from 9pm today until 6am tomorrow, Sunday.

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly for 9pm tomorrow night until 6am Sunday.

Met Éireann says west to southwest winds from Storm Dylan will reach average speeds of 50-65km/h and gusts of 90-110km/h later on Saturday night /Sunday morning in those parts.

A separate status yellow snow-ice warning came into force last night for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Westmeath and Meath.

That warning lasts until 6am tomorrow.

The Road Safety Authority is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads tonight and early Sunday morning.