Code Level Orange Storm Eleanor will quickly move across the country this evening and early tonight.
West to southwest winds of mean speeds 65 to 80 km/h, with damaging gusts of 110 to 130km/h.
Very high seas along Atlantic coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding also.
In a statement Waterford City and County Council say they will be monitoring the ongoing orange weather alert situation and will issue any updates in conjunction with the National Emergency Coordination Group
Members of the public are advised to exercise caution and any updates will be available at waterfordcouncil.ie and on their Map Alerter channel.