With the news that Storm Ali is ready to “pack a punch” as it heads towards Ireland, Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for five counties.
The Status Yellow warning is a rainfall warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
The Weather Experts are saying that there will be “heavy rain at times on Monday afternoon and Monday night, with falls of 25 to 40 mm expected and a risk of local flooding.”
The warning was issued on Monday just before half 11 in the morning and is in place for the country from 1pm on Monday and lasts until Tuesday 18 September at 5am.
Scattered outbreaks of rain/drizzle today, sometimes heavy in parts of Connacht & W Ulster. Limited bright or sunny spells occurring also though, these at their best in E & SE. Blustery this aft with S to SE winds reaching gale force on some coasts. Humid, highs of 17 to 20C. pic.twitter.com/duldDntHSo
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 17, 2018
Met Éireann has said that there will be “scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle on Monday sometimes heavy in parts of Connacht and west Ulster”.
They added, “Limited bright or sunny spells occurring also though, these at their best in the east and southeast. Becoming blustery this afternoon as south to southeast winds increase fresh to strong and gusty, and up to gale along coasts. Humid with highs of 17 to 20 degrees.”
The nighttime will bring some “intense and heavy bursts” of rain over a short timeframe with a risk of spot flooding.
On Tuesday, further rain will edge in from the Atlantic to affect the west and southwest later in the morning, however, with scattered outbreaks extending eastwards over the country through the afternoon.