Weather warning update from Met Eireann as thunderstorm ‘threat’ threatens with 24-hour deluge
Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather warning update this week as a threat of thunderstorms threatens to bring heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours.
The warning was issued on Wednesday as the rain was expected to continue long into Friday.
According to the latest update from meteorologists, more than 20 mm of rain is expected in the West.
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“Prolonged heavy rain or thunderstorms at times will continue with localized hail, and some localized flooding is possible,” the warning read.
The warning is in effect from Wednesday at 7pm until Friday at 6am.
Meanwhile, Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly warned of heavy rain in the west, saying: “Heavy rain in the west this morning and moving eastwards. Strong winds to the southwest also with a late wind warning issued for Cork and Kerry. A stormy rainy day ahead with ‘risk Thundery rain. Very stormy and rainy tonight as well, with stronger winds in the southwest.”
Meanwhile, here’s the forecast for the next few days in Galway according to Met Eireann:
Today will be cool and breezy with sunny spells and isolated bouts of rain. Some will be heavy and long and may cause localized flooding. Hail and thunder are also possible.
The winds will be moderate to active from the south to the southwest, and the winds will be active from the southwest to the west, and will calm down in most areas later. The highest temperatures are 7 to 10 degrees.
Widespread rain will continue early tonight, with hail and thunder possible. Some rain will be heavy and prolonged and may cause localized flooding. It will become drier overnight as rain becomes isolated and some fog and mist may develop.
The winds will be strong and stormy in western Connacht, and light to moderate in other areas. Lowest temperatures range from 0 to 6 degrees, and the coldest are in eastern Connacht where frost is likely.
Friday will bring plenty of sunshine with passing showers. Maximum temperatures range between 9 and 11 degrees, and winds are westerly to northwesterly, light to moderate speed, sometimes active.
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