Met Éireann issues a status yellow weather warning for Donegal
Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings for Donegal with gusts of up between 90km/h and 100km/h on the way.
A Status Yellow warning for wind applies to Donegal, Sligo and Mayo.
Met Eireann is forecasting northwest winds strengthening on Sunday with mean wind speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 100 km/h. The warning is valid on Sunday from 6am to 9pm.
Updated Status Yellow - Rainfall Warning for Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 4, 2020
Valid from 06:00 Sun, 04-Oct-2020 until 06:00 Mon, 05-Oct-2020. https://t.co/Xg3aMJlyuS pic.twitter.com/vlK5p0BFVx
A Status Yellow warning for heavy and persistent rain has also been issued. It applies to Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Cavan, Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly and Kildare.
Heavy and persistent rainfall is expected on Sunday with potential totals of 25 to 40mm. Rainfall levels will be higher over mountainous areas which could result in rivers flooding, as well as localised surface flooding.
The rainfall warning is valid on Sunday from 7am to 11pm.
A number of Status Yellow marine and small craft warning warnings are also in place.
Northwesterly winds will reach Force 6 or higher on Saturday on Irish coasts from Carlingford Lough to Howth Head to Hook Head and on all Irish coasts overnight.
Northwesterly winds will increase to gale force at times on Saturday night on Irish coastal waters from Bloody foreland to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and on the Irish Sea.
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