Sunny streak ends as status yellow weather warning issued for Galway

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Galway Daily weather Weather warning for heavy rain and possible flooding now in effect

After a long streak of good weather Galway looks to be reverting to type this week as a Status Yellow weather warning has been issued.

Met Eireann has issued a rainfall weather warning for five counties along the west and north all through today and tomorrow.

Galway, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo are expected to see heavy rainfall for the next two days with a risk of localised flooding.

Rain will be heaviest in coastal areas and on hills and mountains.

The rainfall warning was issued from 2pm on Wednesday and will remain in place until midnight on Thursday.

A small craft warning is also in place for boats cautioning of strong southwesterly winds along the west coast from Carnsore Point to Loop Head to Rossan Point, extending to Malin Head tonight.

An environmental warning has also been issued saying that weather conditions conducive to the spread of Potato Blight will occur between Wednesday, May 29 and June 1.

Temperatures tonight are forecast to reach lows of 12 to 13 degrees with outbreaks of mist and fog on hills.

Thursday is expected to remain persistently cloudy with more outbreaks of rain.

Mist and fog will again occur on higher ground and in some coastal areas.

It will be mild and rather humid, with highest temperatures of 15 or 16 degrees in moderate or fresh, southwest winds.