UPDATED: Weather warning issued for Carlow as Storm Hannah set to batter the country

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BREAKING NEWS: Met Eireann extends weather warning for Storm Hannah to 20 counties

Met Éireann has extended the weather warnings for Storm Hannah to 20 counties.

A Status Yellow Wind Warning is in place for Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Tipperary and Waterford.

It will become very windy on Friday night and for a time on Saturday morning. Southerly winds will veer northwesterly and reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.

That warning is in place from 11pm on Friday until 9am on Saturday.

The forecaster said the storm could bring down trees causing power outages and creating dangerous driving conditions.

A Status Orange wind warning is in place for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

It will become stormy on Friday evening and overnight as Storm Hannah moves in. Southerly winds, later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

Met Éireann says to be prepared for possible disruption and power outages. That warning is in place from 4pm on Friday to 5am on Saturday morning.

WEEKEND FORECAST: 

Early on Friday night it will be very windy or stormy in Munster and Connacht, especially in coastal areas with very strong, gusty west to northwest winds. Strong, gusty northwest winds will extend to all areas later in the night and rain will clear eastwards from most areas. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees. 

On Saturday morning, rain in the east and northeast will clear and the strong, gusty northwest winds will gradually ease. It will be a cool bright day with sunny spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.