Met Éireann issue weather warning for five counties
Ah, come on.
Ever since Ireland began its reopening strategy, it seems as though the weather has become an awful lot more volatile. Remember April when it was sunny every day? No, us neither.
On Sunday morning (28), Met Éireann issued a fresh weather status yellow wind warning for five counties: Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. The warning advises of "westerly winds with mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h will gust up to 100km/h."
The warning was issued at 9am this morning and will remain in place until 10pm this evening.
There is already a rainfall warning in four of those counties: Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. It states: "There will be heavy rain and blustery conditions at times, from Saturday morning through to early Monday, leading to accumulations of 40 to 60mm with spot flooding. Higher totals are expected in mountainous areas with the risk of flash flooding."
That warning will remain in effect until 9am on Monday.
Similarly, there is a rainfall warning in place for Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry, issued yesterday by the UK Met Office. It notes that rain is likely to become heavy and persistent in places, and may lead to some disruption. This warning remains in effect until 3pm tomorrow.