Weather warning extended as dismal weekend forecast

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Galway Daily weather Galway saw worst winds in the country during Storm Franklin

A weather warning for heavy winds and a slight risk of coastal flooding has been extended into Saturday across all of Ireland.

A Status Yellow weather warning for winds gusting up to 100km/hr was issued for the west coast for 11am to 11pm on Friday.

The alert has not been extended by Met Eireann to last until 6am on Saturday morning across the entire country.

A marine warning also cautions that northerly winds will reach gale or strong gale force today on all Irish coastal waters.

Galway’s weather forecast for this weekend shows a continuation of unsettled conditions seen this week.

More rain showers are expected across the county today and on Saturday, but are forecast to clear up by Sunday, though the sky will remain overcast.

Temperatures today will average 5 to 6 degrees today, but are expected to drop close to zero overnight on Saturday, heading into a very chilly week.

Sunday will see and overall improvement of conditions, with some sunny spells during the late morning and a light variable wind throughout the day. Temperatures on Sunday will reach highs of 6 degrees celcius.