Road Safety Authority issues stark warning as Storm Dylan approaches Galway

Weather warning Tipperary urged to batten down the hatches as Storm Dylan approaches

The national weather warning is in place for counties: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Louth, Longford, Westmeath and Meath.

The current alert runs from 9pm on Saturday evening until 6am on New Year's Eve.

The yellow warning has also been isused for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly.

Met Eireann says that the biggest impact of the storm will be across Connacht and Ulster where mean speeds will reach 60 to 80km/hr with gusts of up to 120km/hr.

Met √Čireann has issued two wind warnings with Storm Dylan expected to hit Ireland this weekend.

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The low pressure weather system is expected to land near Donegal Bay and track up along the northern coast of Ulster, before passing towards southern Scotland.

The south-west winds are gradually veering westerly this morning; average wind speeds of between 50 and 65kph, with gusts of up to 110kph, were recorded in some areas. Highest temperatures will range from between 5 to 8 degrees across the country.

Ireland is about to be hit by Storm Dylan, which brings winds of up to 120km/h and heavy rainfall.

The next storm in the Irish and United Kingdom naming pattern will be called Storm Eleanor.

It is in addition to the Status Yellow snow and ice warning that is in place for the whole country until 10am this morning.

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