Weather warning issued as Storm Barra to hammer the west

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Met Eireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Galway and all of Ireland next week, as Storm Barra is to sweep across the country.

Through Tuesday and for a time on Wednesday, an Atlantic depression named Storm Barra will bring very strong winds and spells of heavy rain across Ireland.

Winds will be strongest in western coastal counties with severe or damaging gusts possible, Met Eireann has said.

Heavy rain will bring localised flooding. There will also be high waves at sea and a significant possibility of coastal flooding on south and west coasts.

This status yellow weather warning for dangerous winds will be in effect for 24 hours starting from 6am on Tuesday.

A marine Gale Warning has also been issued by Met Eireann for all Irish coasts on Tuesday.

Throughout the day southerly winds veering westerly will reach gale force 8 or higher on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

Met Eireann has said that further weather warnings will follow as the situation is monitored.

Galway and the coast of Munster are forecast to get the worst of the wind and rain, with power outages and travel disruption also expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.