Met Éireann has upgraded an earlier wind warning for Cork for today and tomorrow from a status yellow to orange.
This is valid from 8pm tonight until midnight.
A spokesperson said that southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with damaging gusts to 120km/h for a time early tonight and some wave overtopping.
A status yellow wind warning for Cork and then rest of the country had been earlier issued until 7am tomorrow morning with very windy conditions expected this afternoon until Thursday morning.
'Southwest winds, veering westerly will gust 90 to 110km/h generally, higher at times on hills and coasts in the south and west with a risk of some wave overtopping.'