Storm Brendan is set to bring battering winds to the west and south coasts of Ireland on Monday, prompting Met Eireann to issue a Status Red marine warning.
People should stay off the seas this evening and through Monday as Storm Brendan is set to make conditions on the water extremely inhospitable.
Southerly gales will develop overnight on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head according to Met Eireann.
Conditions will continue to deteriorate on Monday with southerly winds strengthening to strong gale force or storm force on all Irish coastal water and the Irish Sea.
However the worst will still be reserved for the west as winds are expected to reach violent storm force strength at times here tomorrow.
Tomorrow Galway will be under a status orange weather warning from 7am to midnight as Storm Brendan hits Ireland.
Sustained winds of 65-80km/hr are expected, as well as gusts reaching up to 130km/hr, strongest in coastal areas.
Coastal flooding is likely due to a combination of storm surge and a high spring tide. Galway city council is closing the promenade and two car parks today in preparation.