Storm Brendan set to batter the island of Ireland with gusts of up to 130 km per hour

Storm Brendan is set to batter the island of Ireland on Monday, with several weather warnings having been issued.

Met Eireann, which named the storm, has issued an orange wind warning for 11 counties.

It comes into effect at 7am as the storm is expected to sweep across the island.

The warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo will be in place to midnight, while the warning for Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford lifts at 3pm.

The forecaster is predicting gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour.

It said there was a “significant risk” of coastal flooding due to the combination of high spring tides and storm surge.

Elsewhere in the Irish Republic, a yellow wind warning has been issued for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary.

It will be in place from 7am to midnight.

In Northern Ireland, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning that will be in place from 12pm to midnight.

Travel disruption is likely and coastal areas may be hit by large waves, the forecaster warned.