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11th Jan 2020

Ireland is in for a period of ‘very unsettled weather’ in the coming days

Darragh Murphy

Unsettled weather anticipated in Ireland

Two weather warnings are currently in place for parts of Ireland while even more are expected in the coming days as a period of “very unsettled weather” is forecast.

Prior to issuing a weather advisory, Met Eireann put two weather warnings in place for the west of the country.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Donegal as well as all of Connacht, with the national forecaster anticipating “heavy rain with accumulations of 40-50mm over the period with localised flooding.” This weather warning is valid until 3pm on Saturday.

Also on Friday, a Status Yellow wind warning was put in place for four counties –¬†Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry – although the worst of the wind is believed to be over at the time of writing.

More weather warnings are expected over the next week as Met Eireann issued an advisory for the end of the weekend.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said: “We are entering a period of very unsettled weather. Further warnings for strong winds and rainfall are likely to be issued in the coming days. A combination of spring tides and gales may lead to coastal flooding at times.”

The advisory notice comes into effect at midnight on Sunday night and is valid until midnight on Thursday.