Met Eireann issues weather alerts ahead of Storm Gareth

Met Eireann issues weather alerts ahead of Storm Gareth

Met Eireann has issued two separate weather warning for Galway this week as Storm Gareth is set to bring heavy winds to the west coast.

A status yellow wind warning has been put out for Galway and all of Ireland as Storm Gareth approaches.

Sustained winds of 50-65kn/he are forecast, with gusts reaching 110km/hr.

Storm Gareth will also bring the possibility of flooding along the Atlantic Coast.

That weather alert will come into effect at noon on Tuesday, and remain in place for 24 hours.

Galway isn’t forecast to get the worst of Storm Gareth, as an orange alert has been put out for Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal.

Those western counties can expect storm force winds reaching average speeds of 65-75km/hr, and gusts reaching 130km/hr.

There is a also a strong risk of flooding predicted in coastal areas according to Met Eireann.

That orange alert will be in effect from midday tomorrow until 9am on Wednesday.

Another yellow alert for heavy rainfall has been issued for Connacht from this evening until Tuesday morning.

Lasting from 6pm today until 6am on Tuesday, 25mm of rain is expected to accumulate as heavy brain rain turns to squally showers.

This latest named storm comes as Galway has had a continuous run of poor weather with multiple alerts for snow and ice or wind.

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