Met Eireann issues fresh weather warning for Galway

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Galway Daily news Status orange weather warning issued

A status yellow weather warning has been issued for Galway, with heavy winds and a slight flooding risk forecast on Friday.

The weather warning for Galway, Donegal, and Mayo was issued by Met Eireann and 2pm today, with poor conditions expected tomorrow.

Throughout Friday southerly winds will reach average speeds of 50 to 65km/hr, with gusts reaching up 95km/hr.

High winds will also bring with them a slight risk of localised coastal flooding Met Eireann warned.

The warning will be in place all day Friday, coming into force at 3am and remaining in place until the same time on Saturday morning.

Galway has also narrowly been left out of another weather warning for heavy rain which be in place over the same time period in Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

These western and northwestern counties could see up to 35mm of rain over the course of tomorrow.

Galway has a run of terrible weather lately, with multiple other alerts coming along in between Storms Ciara and Dennis as well as in their aftermath.

Temperatures in Galway tonight are expected to average 6-7 degrees, with moderate southwesterly winds which will pick up in the early hours of Friday as the alert comes into effect.