After a bright start wind and rain is on the way to County Kildare

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After a bright start wind and rain is on the way to County Kildare

It's going to be windy across County Kildare

Met Eireann says it will become extremely windy today, with a mix of bright spells and scattered heavy and thundery showers, some of hail, with sleet over high ground. Very strong westerly winds will develop countrywide, reaching gale force in the northwest and north, with severe and damaging gusts. Maximum temperatures 6 to 9 Celsius.

Tonight will be very windy, with very strong westerly winds, up to gale force in places, with further severe and damaging gusts for a time, but winds will ease a little towards morning. There will be further showers also, some of hail, with a continuing risk of thunder for a time, mainly in northern counties, but showers will become more scattered later. Minimum temperatures 3 to 6 Celsius.