UPDATED: Storm Gareth on the way as Met Éireann issues weather warning for Carlow

Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km

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Storm Gareth has been officially named and is on the way as Met Éireann issues three weather warnings - which includes a wind warning for Carlow.

Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km. There is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along Atlantic coasts.

The wind warning is valid from Tuesday, March 12 at noon to Wednesday, March 13 at noon. 

The forecaster has also issued a Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. 

As Storm Gareth approaches, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas.

The warning is valid from Tuesday, March 12 at noon to 9am on Wednesday, March 13.

There's also a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Heavy rain followed by squally showers will lead to the risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm.

This warning is valid from Monday, March 11 at 6pm to 6am on Tuesday, March 12.