Suffolk and Essex can expect wind speeds to increase through tomorrow morning, according to the MET Office, with gusts increasing to 45mph in the afternoon.
The warning for heavy rain is in place over the western and Highlands areas up until Saturday afternoon.
A yellow weather warning is in place for the rest of Ireland but will last only an hour, expiring at 6am on Friday. Along exposed Atlantic coasts these values may be exceeded for a while and with very high seas this will give the risk of coastal flooding.
High winds closed the coastal route between Kilwinning, Ardrossan and Largs, and part of the West Highland line between Craigendoran and Helensburgh.More news: HEAT, Suns Nearing Deal for Tyler Johnson
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The warning of high winds gusting at up to gale force will last for the whole of Cornwall and all but the very North East of Devon - over Exmoor - until 8pm today.
Ms Donnelly urged people to check out Met Éireann's website for more details.
It's still going to be wet and windy for a good part of saturday as the storm system is slow to clear away.
"After easing for a time early evening, a further increase in winds from the west will occur later on Friday evening".
Victoria Jones - PA Images via Getty ImagesA woman battles strong winds on London's Waterloo bridge on Friday. There will be a few showers perhaps and it could turn windy but not as windy as today by any means'. Minima will drop to between minus 3 and plus 3 degrees. Top temperatures 6 to 8 degrees in light variable breezes.