Status Yellow wind warning issued for two counties in Ireland
Be careful out there.
Met Éireann has put out a Status Yellow wind warning for Galway and Mayo.
Issued just after 1pm on Thursday (11 November), it will be valid from 4pm that afternoon until 8am on Friday morning.
The forecaster states that during this time south to southwest winds, veering west to southwest, will occasionally reach mean speeds of 45 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr.
Status Yellow - Wind warning for Galway, Mayo
Met Éireann Warning
From late this afternoon (Thursday) and overnight, south to southwest winds, veering west to southwest, will occasionally reach mean speeds of 45 to 65 Km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr, strongest in the west.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 11, 2021
The announcement comes as a marine warning is already in effect until midnight.
The Status Yellow gale warning applies to all coasts of Ireland, as well as the Irish Sea.
As for the rest of country, Met Éireann's forecast says Thursday afternoon will be cloudy with light rain and drizzle in many areas at first.
This is before conditions become wet and windy later in the afternoon and evening as persistent rain spreads eastwards across the country and southerly winds will increase fresh to strong and gusty.
Highest temperatures are set to range between 12 to 14 degrees.
Thursday night will also be wet and windy in many areas with showers or longer spells of rain and fresh to strong, gusty southwest winds reaching gale force in western and northern coastal areas.
Rain will be heaviest in Connacht and Ulster overnight with spot flooding possible.
Friday will also be windy with more showers or longer spells of rain, though there will be some bright intervals.
Fresh to strong, gusty westerly winds will continue and be strongest in the north and northwest of the country as highest temperatures range from 11 to 13 degrees.
As for the weekend, Met Éireann's outlook says that, with high pressure as the dominant influence, there will be a lot of dry weather with mostly light winds, though it will be fairly cloudy in general.
There will also be some rain and drizzle too though, especially in western parts.