Weather alerts issued for Donegal

By Michelle NicPhaidin


By Michelle NicPhaidin


Weather alerts issued for Donegal

Rain and winds expected in Donegal

It promises to be another night of treacherous driving with high winds and thunderous downpours being forecast for the county. 

Met Éireann issued the status yellow weather alert for counties Donegal, Galway, Sligo, Mayo and Leitrim.

Met Éireann has said that heavy thundery downpours are expected over the next 24 hours. These downpours could potentially lead to rainfall accumulation of 30mm to 50mm in certain places in the county. 

A wind warning has also been issued. Winds could reach speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of between 90 and 110km/h. Winds possibly higher for a short time this evening along western coastal areas.

The wind warning is in place until before midnight on Thursday evening. 

This warning is now in place and will last until 1pm tomorrow alongside the snow-ice warning which is in operation for the entire country until 8pm tomorrow evening.

Met Éireann say the indications are that the early days of next week will be relatively mild, but changeable and unsettled.

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