Stormy weather on Lough Ennell (file pic).

Westmeath included in Yellow level alert for wind

The Met Éireann Weather Warning Alerting Service included Westmeath in a Yellow level alert for wind.

The message is: Very strong and gusty southerly winds associated with Storm Kathleen.

Forecasters say possible effects of the wind include:

• Some fallen trees

• Difficult travel conditions

• Debris, loose objects displaced

• Coastal flooding

• Wave overtopping

Affected regions

Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow

Expected onset: Saturday at 5am; expires: at 8pm.