Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for two further counties 4 months ago

Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for two further counties

More rain on the horizon...

Met Éireann has issued a new Status Yellow weather warning, following on from a separate warning announced on Wednesday morning.

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The latest warning concerns Galway and Mayo, with heavy rain anticipated.

The forecaster says to expect heavy rainfall over a relatively short period of time that may lead to localised flooding.

Highest accumulations of rain are expected in the west of the two counties in question.

The warning is valid from 5pm on Thursday (30 December) and will remain in place until 1am on Friday morning.

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A separate Status Yellow warning was previously issued for Cork and Kerry.

According to Met Éireann, persistent and, at times, heavy rain will lead to localised flooding across both counties.

Highest rainfall accumulations are expected in mountainous areas.

The warning is valid from 11am on Thursday morning (30 December) until 5am on Friday.

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A general advisory for the entire country remains in place.

First issued on St. Stephen's Day, the advisory refers to a wet and windy week, with spells of heavy rain, risk of localised flooding and strong winds all possible.

This advisory is valid until midnight on New Year's Day.