Stormy weather set to batter Galway this week

galway daily news Storm Deirdre weather warning downgraded for Galway

Stormy conditions could develop during Thursday night and into Friday morning, as a deep area of low pressure tracks to the West of Ireland.

Met Éireann says that strong to gale force southerly winds could potentially give some damaging gusts especially in the West.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be cloudy and blustery with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times in the north-west during the morning.

It will be dry in most areas in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty south to south-westerly winds easing.

As for Wednesday, it will be mostly dry and pretty blustery with sunny spells with highest temperatures of up to 20 degrees.

Galway City Council’s weather assessment team met today to review the weather forecast as we are in a a period of very high astronomical spring tides from today until Thursday.

The team assessed the information available from the OPW tide and storm surge forecasting site along with weather conditions available from Met Éireann’s website.

At this stage, it is anticipated that there will be no overtopping in the city centre or in Salthill and that no action was necessary today, and that no action will be necessary tomorrow.

Galway City Council’s weather assessment team will continue to monitor the situation.