The orange wind warning for Mayo and Galway remains in place until 6am tomorrow morning, and an orange wind warning has also been issued for Sligo and Leitrim overnight, from 8pm this evening.
Roscommon and other counties in the midlands can also expect very severe gusts after 8 o'clock this evening.
Strong winds earlier today brought down a number of trees across Mayo, with council crews out early to deal with such incidents.
Flooding was also reported at Saula in Achill - the road is passable but with care.
The Head of Environment with Mayo County Council Martin Keating says that, while we are going through a lull at present, it's anticipated that the weather will deteriorate from 4pm this afternoon.
He says the most vulnerable areas will be North Westerly facing coasts like Ballina, Belderrig, Clew Bay and Westport. High tide is expected between 7:45pm and 9pm tonight and there is a fear of coastal flooding during this time in these areas. Mayo County Council staff are on standby to deal with any emergencies that may arise during this storm.
Martin Keating has been telling Midwest News about the impact of the storm so far across Mayo....