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More rain and snow expected as weather warning issued

Galway isn’t likely to see a change conditions any time soon as a fresh weather warning has been issued for more rain and possible snow.

The status yellow weather warning warns of continuing rain through Sunday night and Monday morning will lead to accumulations of up to 25mm, possibly higher in upland areas.

“The rain is likely to be preceded by a period of snow in parts of Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster, before turning to rain later in the night,” Met Eireann said.

“As the ground is saturated at the moment and river levels are elevated the combined effect of rainfall and snow melt may lead to some localised surface and river flooding.”

The alert has been issued for 15 counties including all of Connacht, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare and Tipperary.

It will come into force at 8pm on Sunday night and remain in place until 8am the following morning.

Galway has been experiencing showers today as a week of heavy wind and rain has continued unabated.

Two marine warnings are in place today, with winds off Galway’s coast expected to reach gale force 8 or strong gale force 9.

Rain is forecast to ease up in Galway this afternoon, but return again tonight continuing into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Moderate westerly winds will die down headed into the evening, and temperatures today are expected to average 7-8 degrees.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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