A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for four counties in Ireland
It's going to get very wet out there.
Earlier on Thursday, Met Éireann issued two status orange weather warnings in advance of the oncoming Storm Erik.
Two status orange wind warnings were put in place for Galway, Mayo and Donegal, with some severe or damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/h expected.
A further weather warning has now been issued for four counties, this one being a rainfall warning.
A status yellow weather warning has been put in place for Galway, Kerry, Mayo and Donegal, and it will remain in place from Friday 8 February 00:01 until Friday 8 February 2019 23:59.
So for those 24 hours, people in those four counties should do their best to stay indoors, and if not, should be cautious.
Met Éireann have said that the four counties in question should expect 30 to 40 mm rainfall expected with risk of spot flooding, especially on coasts and hills.
In preparation for the storm, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland have urged motorists to take extra caution on the roads.
⚠️STATUS ORANGE WEATHER WARNING⚠️
📌Donegal, Mayo, Galway
💨Southwest to west winds, mean speeds of 65-80 km/h with some severe or damaging gusts 110-130 km/h. Highest winds in exposed coastal areas (values may be exceeded at times) Very high seas with some coastal flooding pic.twitter.com/dWANIv8yuu
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) February 7, 2019