WINDS of up to 110km/h are set to batter the country today, with a status yellow weather warning issued for Kerry and seven other counties. The warning is valid from 2pm today until midnight.

Kerry along with Cork, Clare, Limerick, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford have all received the warning, as extremely high winds are expected today.

Counties in the south will be worst affected with winds in excess of 110km/h expected in places.