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Met Éireann issues warning with heavy rain set to hit Galway

Met Éireann issues warning with heavy rain set to hit Galway

A Status Yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

Prior to Mountmellick's flood on November 22, Met Eireann had issued a Status yellow warning for rainfall of 30-40mm overnight in Leinster.

Between 30mm and 50mm of rain is expected to fall in counties Kerry and Cork in the next few hours.

The warning is in effect from 3pm this Friday and lasts for 24 hours.

Heavy rainfall with flooding in places is hitting Ireland now, and spreading across the country as the day goes on.

"A spell of heavy persistent rain will continue to move eastwards this evening and early tonight, with the ongoing risk of spot flooding and surface water, especially across the southwest and west".

Strong and gusty winds will develop this afternoon. Low cloud and mist in parts too. It'll be mainly dry with temperatures ranging between 6 to 8 degrees.

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"Elsewhere it should become largely dry with some brighter spells, though mist and fog patches will persist locally with slacker winds".

Temperatures will drop as low as 3 degrees.

The folks at Met Éireann have said that we can expect much colder weather next week with wind and wintry showers "increasingly more likely".

Highest temperatures ahead of that will range between 7°C and 11°C, coolest across the eastern half of Ireland.

Falls of sleet and snow on Monday and Tuesday are looking "increasingly more likely".

The weather is expected to become blustery and showery on Monday, with sleet and snow increasingly more likely.

There will be frost and ice also in some parts, but mainly for sheltered areas.


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