Weather alerts have been issued for Leinster.
Stormy weather is on collision course with Ireland over the next 36 hours with Met Éireann issuing a wind warning to run with an early rain warning.
The forecaster has issued a Status Yellow warning for Leinster, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. It says southeast winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 100km/h.
The winds will be strongest along southern areas at first but gradually extending to all parts of Leinster by late morning and afternoon.
The warning is valid from 8am Wednesday, March 14 to 6pm Wednesday, March 14.
The forecaster is also warning of flooding as a result of heavy rain that will accompany the wind. Snow is also in the forecast for St Patrick's weekend.