Met Éireann issues further weather warnings for Donegal for the coming days

Storm Ellen has passed but the unseasonal weather is far from over

Unseasonable weather to hit Donegal

Further unseasonable weather set to hit Donegal

Storm Ellen may have been and gone but the unseasonable weather in Donegal and across the country is far from over.

Met Eireann has issued a number of weather warnings for the county over the next few days.

A Status Yellow warning for rain applies to Donegal and the entire country from 5pm on Thursday to 5am on Friday. The national weather forecaster is warning that thunderstorms and squally downpours will bring a risk of spot flooding. 

A Status Yellow wind warning applies to Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Kerry and Waterford. While this does not include Donegal, Met Eireann is further warning of unseasonably high winds and damaging gusts across the entire country until Friday evening at 9pm. 

According to Met Eireann: "Strong winds at times may result in unsafe conditions and some disruption, especially over high ground, lakes and sea areas."

There is a risk of flooding, particularly in coastal areas due to the combination spring tides, high winds and heavy rainfall.

There is also a Status Yellow marine warning in place for southerly gales on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea. Winds will reach strong gale force for a time on northern coasts.

A Status Yellow environmental warning is in place across the country with weather conditions favourable to the spread of blight throughout the week.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.