Co. Donegal’s weather woes are set to continue throughout today as Met Eireann has issued a rainfall warning for the county.

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Donegal as of yesterday (Tuesday) evening at 5:00pm. The warning was valid as of 3:00am this morning and will remain in effect until tomorrow morning at 3:00am.

According to Met Eireann, there will be heavy rain at times on Wednesday (today) and for a time overnight – which will lead to accumulations of 30mm to 50mm; highest rainfall is expected in hilly and mountainous areas.

Meanwhile, a status yellow wind warning has also been issued for the coasts of counties Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry. Mean speeds of between 50kph to 60kph are expected, along with gusts of up to 95kph.

Issued earlier this morning, the warning will be valid from 2:00pm today right up until midnight.


Meanwhile, for the rest of the country, the morning rain in the west and north will gradually spread southeastwards today, Met Eireann predicts.

The rain will be persistent and heavy in the north, whilst further to the south and south-east, it should stay mostly dry until later this evening.

Afternoon temperatures will range 11º to 15° (coolest in the north), but temperatures will continue to rise through the evening and early night.

Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds will also increase fresh to strong and gusty by evening, especially along west and southwest coasts.

Met Eireann predicts a windy night tonight with rain gradually clearing southeastwards. It is expected to be mild, with lowest temperatures ranging from 7° to 11°. Strong westerly winds will veer northwest and moderate by morning.


Tomorrow will a bright fresh day with good spells of autumn sunshine, according to Met Eireann. Most of the country is expected to remain mostly dry apart from just the odd light shower. Afternoon temperature will range 12° to 16°.

There will be high pressure holding out in the south-west of the country with the risk of grass frost tomorrow night but patchy rain is expected on Friday night.

It is expected to be dull or cloudy but mostly dry with some patchy rain or drizzle at times over the weekend.