UPDATE: Weather warning downgraded

UPDATE, 8am:

The Status Orange weather warning for Donegal has been downgraded to a Yellow Warning from 8 clock this morning.

However, there may still be gusts of up to 110km/h. until about midday, particularly near coastal areas.

The warning continues to apply to Mayo and Galway.

6:30am:

Motorists in Donegal are being urged to slow down this morning where a Status Orange weather warning is in place , with gusts of up to 130km/h expected.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow warning is in place for Connacht counties as well as Cavan, where there may be gusts of up to 110km/h.

This warning is in place until 12 noon.

Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says it’s not just motorists that need to take care, its all road users:

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