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Met Eireann issues weather warning for Galway

The spell of rough weather Galway has been experiencing for the past week is forecast to continue, with a Status Yellow weather warning issued by Met Eireann.

The weather warning forecasts strong winds across the west coast of Ireland from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.

The alert for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick will be in effect from 3pm on Wednesday until 1am on Thursday.

During this time southwest to west winds veering northwest will reach mean speed 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

The combination of strong winds coupled with high tides brings an increased risk of coastal flooding.

Even before that, rough conditions are forecast in Galway and across the west of Ireland headed into Wednesday.

A marine gale warning has been issued for today, with gale force 8 winds expected on Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head, extending to all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea by this evening.

A while the weather for most of today is forecast to be cloudy but dry, heavy rain will develop overnight in Galway into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

More heavy rain is also being forecast by Met Eireann on Thursday night and Friday morning later this week.

Temperatures in Galway today will average 13 to 14 degrees, with moderate southerly winds throughout the day, strongest in coastal areas.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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