I think a thread for this is essential, a rapidly developing low pressure system will race from southeast of Greenland to be positioned just east of Aberdeen by Thursday midday having bombed over 35hPa in 24 hours.
To the south of the low will be a very tight pressure gradient with an intense jet-streak aloft.
Winds just above the surface will be incredibly fierce.
Scotland and northern parts of England will be the major focus for the most severe winds but parts of the northern half of Ireland will be in the red zone also.
Just ahead of the cold front passage a tightening of the gradient will lead to a particularly intensive few hours of wind over parts of Ireland, with wind gusts peaking around 9am Thursday morning.
Widespread gusts over Ulster will reach 110-130 km/hr. While i would expect gusts from 100-115 km/hr into northern Leinster including Dublin.
Some wind estimates.
Malin Head could get pretty hard hit, would anticipate seeing a gust between 75-80 knots during Thursday morning.
Dublin Airport: 60/ 65 knot peak gust.
850hPa winds @ 36hrs
925hPa winds @ 36hrs