This week’s forecast: Weather warning issued for Galway; Atlantic storm approaches

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A status yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Galway ahead of heavy rainfall later tonight and for a time tomorrow.

Met Éireann issued the warning this morning and it will come into force tonight (Tuesday morning) at 2am, and will remain in place for 12 hours, until 2pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the weather chiefs expect the unsettled weather to continue on Wednesday as a storm approaches from the Atlantic.

Storm Diana, named by the Portuguese weather experts, is threatening Portugal’s Azores islands and will make its way towards Ireland on Wednesday.

It is predicted that it will have lost its intensity by the time it hits Ireland and Britain.

As for tomorrow, Tuesday, the heavy rain may be accompanied by thunder but this will clear to showers during the morning.

Dry and sunny conditions will follow for the afternoon.

Highest temperatures will once again be between six and ten degrees and strong southeast winds will ease with the clearing rain.

Wednesday will see a continuation of unsettled weather and Thursday will be drier, but there will still be showers and moderate southerly winds will become strong southwesterly winds.