Met Eireann issues potato blight warning for Galway

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Galway Daily news Met Eireann issues potato blight warning

The west of Ireland is in for a wet and humid start to the week, with a warning that weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight expected.

Met Eireann has issued an environmental warning for blight friendly conditions in Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo.

The warning covers Monday and Tuesday, with some opportunities for spraying on Sunday.

Sunday has been the last day of the heatwave Ireland has either been enjoying or cursing for the past week.

Temperatures in Galway today have hit highs of 26 degrees, down from midweek highs where the mercury passed 30 degrees in some places.

A high temperature weather warning from Met Eireann expired on Saturday, and things are expected to cool off somewhat next week, with temps closer to the mid teens.

Monday will be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain spreading from the Atlantic through the morning and afternoon, turning heavy and thundery at times.

Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees in a light to moderate northwest breeze.