Met Eireann issues weather warnings as Storm Dennis approaches

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Storm Dennis is due to continue a week of unsettled weather with possible flooding and thunder this weekend, prompting Met Eireann to issue two weather warnings.

Two status yellow wind and rain warnings have been issued for Galway and all of Ireland this Saturday when Storm Dennis is due to batter Ireland.

Some flooding is likely this weekend due to spells of heavy, thundery rain on Saturday.

Heavy winds will also batter the county as average wind speeds of 50-65km/hr are expected, with gusts reaching up to 100km/hr.

Winds will be strongest on exposed coasts and hillsides Met Eireann has said.

The status yellow rainfall warning will be in force from 6am to 9pm on Saturday.

While the wind warning will come into effect in the early hours of the morning, at 3am, and last until 8pm that evening.

Even after they expire Storm Dennis is expected to continue to bring poor weather conditions throughout the weekend and into Monday.

The Atlantic storm is forecast to track to the north of Ireland the UK over the weekend, with the strongest risk of stormy conditions on late Sunday, into Monday.

This is the second named storm to plague Galway in the past week after Storm Ciara brought several days of poor conditions during the election and the intended launch of Galway 2020.

Temperatures in Galway are forecast to range between 7 and 10 degrees on Saturday, warmest in the early afternoon.

While there will be periods of very heavy rain, they will be worst in the morning and around midday, tapering off later in the day.