Yet another weather warning issued for northwestern counties

Yet another weather warning has been issued for three counties in the northwest of the country, with those counties having only just exited a warning period this morning (Tuesday, February 16).

This new Status Yellow wind warning was issued earlier today at 11:00am and, once again, counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo are in the firing line.

This new warning will come into effect at midnight tonight, and will remain in place until 8:00am tomorrow morning.

Met Éireann is forecasting that southwesterly winds tonight will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph, with gusts of 80kph to 100kph.

Wind speeds will be highest in coastal areas. Where winds are onshore, there is also a risk of coastal flooding around high tide.

A previous wind warning for the three counties – as well as Co. Sligo – only lifted at 8:00am this morning, having coming into effect at 9:00pm last night.

Outside of these affected counties, tonight will see rain move in from the southwest and spreading northeastwards across the country, with winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty generally around the country, though of course strongest in the northwest and the three counties under the warning.

The rain tonight will be heavy at times, and will clear overnight with showers following from the west. Lowest temperatures will be 2° to 6°.