A Status Yellow weather warning for heavy winds and the possibility of coastal flooding on Wednesday and Thursday has been issued for Galway and all of Ireland.
Met Eireann has warned that conditions will become very windy on Wednesday night, lasting overnight through all of Thursday.
“Severe gusts are likely and there is a risk of some disruption,” the forecaster said, but no estimated wind speeds have yet been given.
“Due to the combination of storm surge, spring tides and onshore winds there is a potential risk of coastal flooding.”
The weather warning will be valid from 9pm on Wednesday until midnight on Thursday, August 19.
The UK Met Office has also issued a wind warning for all of Northern Ireland, where strong winds are expected to cause “some disruption to travel and power supplies” on Thursday.
This latest warning comes after Met Eireann issued a Weather Advisory on Tuesday that “unseasonably wet and windy weather” could be expected this week until late Friday.
“Strong winds at times may result in unsafe conditions and some disruption, especially over high ground, lakes and sea areas. There is also a risk of flooding.”