Storm Bella: Fresh weather warning issued for this evening

Galway Daily weather Weather Warning: Heavy winds to hammer Galway later this week

New weather alerts have been issued for the west coast of Ireland by Met Eireann for a second day of rough conditions due to Storm Bella.

A Status Yellow wind warning will be in effect in Galway from 6pm this evening until 2pm on Monday afternoon.

On Sunday evening through to tomorrow, northwesterly winds associated with Storm Bella will reach mean speeds of 50 – 65km/h with gusts of 90 – 110km/h.

Winds will be stronger in exposed areas and on higher ground. With the combination of strong winds, high waves and forecasted storm surge, there is a risk of coastal flooding.

The wind warning covers counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

The alert for this evening follows on from two warnings for heavy winds and rain associated with Storm Bella which expired in the early hours of the morning.

Counties in the midlands and northwest of Ireland wintry showers today and tonight, with the risk of icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

The Snow/Ice warning for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo will be in place until 7am on Monday.