Met Eireann gives wet and windy weekend weather forecast

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Galway Daily news weekend weather forecast

Galway can expect a wet and windy weekend, as the forecast is for the weather to take a turn for the worse on Saturday, with a status yellow marine warning also issued.

This evening will be mostly dry and overcast, with showers dying down in the afternoon, and even a few scattered possible in places.

Temperatures on Friday will reach lows of 10 degrees in the evening. Light to moderate westerly winds will veer southerly as the evening goes on.

Headed into Saturday the weather forecast paints a more depressing picture, with persistent rain throughout the day, turning heavy in places.

Temperatures will average 10 to 11 degrees tomorrow, with strong and gusty southerly winds lasting through the day also.

The Status Yellow Gale Warning will also be in place from 2am to 6pm on Saturday, with gale force 8 winds expected on the west coast from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head.

Weather conditions will improve slightly on Sunday as, while Met Eireann is forecasting rain lasting throughout the day, it will be light and mixed with dry spells.

The sun us also expected to make an appearance at points during the afternoon, especially in the south of Galway, though conditions will mostly be heavily overcast.

Highest temperatures on Sunday of 12 to 13 degrees, with strong south-westerly winds throughout the day.