Status Orange wind warning from noon today

A status Orange wind warning has been issued for the north west for today as a storm approaches the country.

Storm Gareth is set to bring winds of up to 130 km/h to Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Mayo and from noon today.

The warning will remain valid until 9am on Wednesday, while the rest of the country will remain under a yellow wind warning.

There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas.

Harm Luijkx is a meteorologist with Met Eireann