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Galway weather: Heavy wind and rain expected throughout the day

Terrible weather conditions are expected to prevail in Galway until later tonight at least, with two weather warnings in effect for today.

Met Eireann has issued two status yellow weather warnings for heavy wind and rain which are effecting Galway today.

A wind warning for all of Ireland warns of average wind speeds of 50-65km/hr throughout the day, with gusts reaching up to 110km/hr.

Where these winds are onshore, there is an accompanying risk of coastal flooding.

The strongest winds reported in Galway so far were gusts of 85km/hr recorded at Mace Head weather station at 9am this morning.

A separate rainfall warning for all of Connacht, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Limerick forecasts up to 50mm of rainfall today, after heavy rain also fell on Monday night.

This will lead to some river flooding and localised surface flooding Met Eireann cautions.

The wind warning will expire at 6pm this evening, while the rainfall weather warning is currently set to persist until 9pm Tuesday night.

Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees today, dropping to an average of 8 to 10 degrees tonight.

Pulses of heavy rain will gradually clear eastward heading into the night, with scattered showers coming in behind.

The south of Ireland is getting it even worse today, with a Status Orange warning for counties Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford warning of very heavy rain throughout the day and evening.

Up to 80mm of rainfall is expected to fall in the south, bringing a strong likelihood of further river flooding and surface flooding.

Briain Kelly
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