Summer to return for one day before ferocious Storm Callum on Thursday night

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Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for wet and very windy conditions on Thursday night, which could become a status orange or red warning in the coming days.

The weather system, which is now crossing the Atlantic, has the potential to develop into a storm by the time it reaches the west coast.

It would be named Storm Callum under the Met Éireann naming system if it reaches Ireland on Thursday night.

However, tomorrow, Wednesday, we will see a bizarre return to summer for one day.

It will be dry, sunny and warm – with highest temperatures reaching 20 degrees in Galway – but the Indian Summer won’t last.

Galway City Council today announced that the Salthill Promenade and Silverstrand Beach are closed this evening due to potential overtopping at high tide.

The Council is on standby to close the Dock Road in the coming days if necessary.

The potential Storm was described last night as a “ferocious beast” on RTÉ’s weather forecast and some forecasters are predicting winds of up to 150 km/h in some Western coastal areas.

Met Éireann say that there is the risk of coastal flooding due to high tides and surge.