Heavy rain is expected in the west of Ireland this week, as a Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for Galway and two other counties.
Accumulations of up to 50mm of rain are forecast throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday afternoon, with even more possible in mountainous areas.
“Localised flooding, poor visibility and poor driving conditions are expected,” Met Eireann warns.
The weather warning will be in effect for 24hrs from 1pm on Tuesday until the same time on Wednesday.
The rainfall alert issued by Met Eireann covers counties Galway, Mayo, and Donegal.
A marine warning for small craft has also been issued, predicting that “Southerly winds will reach force 6 or 7 tonight on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Fair Head, extending to all coasts on Tuesday morning.”
The weather in Galway is expected to stay mostly dry today, with sunny spells, but deteriorate heading into Tuesday.
Showers of rain will develop overnight, getting heavier headed into Tuesday before the period covered by the warning.
Temperatures today will average 15 to 16 degrees celcius, with moderate southwesterly winds, veering southerly overnight.