Weather warning issued for three counties amid possible flooding risk

Met Éireann issues rain warning for Galway, Mayo and Kerry with heavy falls expected

A weather warning has been issued for three counties for Friday, amid a possible risk of localised flooding in these areas due to heavy falls of rain. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A weather warning has been issued for three counties for Friday, amid a possible risk of localised flooding in these areas due to heavy falls of rain. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

 

A weather warning has been issued for three counties for Friday, amid a possible risk of localised flooding in these areas due to heavy falls of rain.

Met Éireann issued the status yellow rain warning for counties Galway, Mayo, Kerry on Thursday morning. The warning is in effect from 1am on Friday to 4pm that day, when heavy and possibly thundery falls of rain are expected in the areas affected, with a risk of localised flooding as a result.

Met Éireann said on Thursday night that Friday will be cloudy and wet in general, with outbreaks of rain extending eastwards to all areas, with heavy and possibly thundery falls of rain not only in parts of west Munster and west Connacht but also in west Ulster bringing a risk of localised flooding. Conditions will become drier in the west and southwest as the evening progresses but it will remain breezy with rain in the east, the forecaster said.

Highest temperatures during the day will be between 17 to 21 degrees Celsius, with mostly moderate southerly winds, fresher on coasts.

Showers are expected to once again move in over the west from the Atlantic by Saturday morning. Showers will then become widespread and heavy throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday and some of them may be thundery with a risk of spot flooding. Highest temperatures on Saturday will once again be between 17 to 21 degrees.

The showers will gradually die out on Saturday night and it will become dry with clear spells and patches of mist and fog developing.

Sunday is forecast to see a good deal of dry weather and some scattered showers, with the day’s highest temperatures set to be between 18 and 21 degrees.

There’s some better news in the outlook for next week however, as high pressure is set to dominate on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing warm and largely dry conditions, sunny spells, and highest temperatures of between 19 to 22 degrees.