Weather warning for heavy rain and flood risk in effect

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Galway Daily news Weather warning for continued heavy rain in Galway

Galway is at risk of localised flooding from heavy rain this evening, with a status yellow weather warning now in effect.

The weather warning for heavy rain across Galway and Mayo will be in place until 1am on Friday morning.

“Heavy rain over a relatively short period of time may lead to localised flooding. Highest accumulations expected in the west of these counties,” Met Eireann said.

Between 12mm and 13mm of rain are forecast to fall in Galway overnight during the time of this alert.

Cork and Kerry have also been under a status yellow alert for heavy rain since 11am this morning, which will remain until 5am tomorrow.

Friday and Saturday are expected to give a slightly better start to the weekend in Galway, with rain forecast to taper off over the course of the morning.

Tomorrow will be mostly dry and cloudy, with some patches of drizzle, but sunny spells also. Highest temperatures of 12 to 13 degrees.

Conditions off the coast of Galway are expected to be tumultuous on Friday morning as well, with a gale warning for southwest to westerly winds reaching gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Rossan Point.

Saturday will see more spells of rain, turning persistent at times, but also some clear sunny skies during the late morning and early afternoon.

But Met Eireann is forecasting that the persistent rain will return on Sunday and Monday, for a nice Irish welcome to the new year.