Met Éireann issues two status yellow weather warnings affecting six counties 1 month ago

Met Éireann issues two status yellow weather warnings affecting six counties

That decent spell of weather yesterday was nice while it lasted.

People taking their holidays on the west coast of Ireland won't like the look of the forecast on Tuesday morning, with news of weather warnings that will remain in place until Wednesday afternoon.

Practically the entire western seaboard is affected by two weather warnings issued by Met Éireann on Tuesday morning, with rain, rain and more rain the order of things for the next day or so.

A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Donegal, Mayo and Galway, warning of heavy rain, with accumulations of 20-40mm expected. Spot flooding is a potential risk as a result, while the heavy rain will also lead to poor visibility and poor driving conditions.

The warning was issued at 9.45am on Tuesday morning and will remain in effect until 1pm on Wednesday.

A similar warning has also been issued for Clare, Kerry and Cork, although it doesn’t come into effect until 3pm on Tuesday.

As is the case with the counties further north, accumulations of 20-40mm are expected, with higher amounts falling in mountainous areas. As soils are already saturated from recent rainfall, spot flooding is also expected in these counties.

According to the most recent Met Eireann forecast, showers will begin to die off somewhat from Wednesday, but the weather will remain unsettled for most of the rest of the week.

Temperatures will be warm, however and could reach highs of 23 degrees on Friday, while Sunday looks quite promising with an early forecast of dry and sunny conditions and highs of 19 to 22 degrees.