Dark days ahead as Galway forecast shows no glimmer of hope

galway daily news Lightning and flooding forecast as Thunderstorm warning issued

The week-long heatwave already feels like a distant memory – and Met Éireann’s forecast for Galway shows there will be no return to better days – at least this week.

Showers will become more widespread across Galway this afternoon (Tuesday) and some of them will be heavy and possibly thundery.

Rain and drizzle will develop along the west coast later today with maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.

It will be cloudy overnight, with outbreaks of heavy rain in parts of the county as well as hill and coastal fog. Minimum temperatures will be 11 to 14 degrees.

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday) will be cloudy at first, as a band of showery rain moves in. There will be some brighter spells in the afternoon along with scattered showers and some heavy showers are likely.

Maximum temperatures will be between 16 and 20 degrees on Wednesday, in light to moderate westerly winds.

Thursday looks set to be another dark and overcast day, with persistent rain and some thunderstorms possible across the county in the afternoon.

Friday will be less rainy, with some brighter spells and showers throughout the day.

Met Éireann’s weekend forecast shows little change, with a mix of bright or sunny spells and showers – some of them heavy – with a continuing risk of thundery downpours.