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Updated: 16/04/18 : 06:46:36

Sligo warned to brace for winds and heavy rain

Wind and rain in Rosses Point. File Photo
SLIGO STAYS caught up for next 24 hours in weather warnings for heavy rain and strong winds.

Met Eireann commenced a Status Yellow rain alert at 1pm yesterday, Sunday.

It stays in place until 9am Tuesday morning — with threats of rainfall between 25 to 50mm expected over the period. 

There is also potential, Met warned,  for higher amounts of rainfall on hills and mountains. 

A Status Yellow wind warning from Met, “strongest in Atlantic coastal counties,” commenced Sunday afternoon, at 2pm.


That warning stays until Tuesday at 6am, with winds expected to reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km per hour.


Met also said the public can expect gusts between 80 and 110km per hour today and early tomorrow.

Extend Countrywide


Winds will be strongest along Atlantic coastal counties at first, says Met.


“But the strong winds will extend countrywide through the course of the Monday afternoon and evening,’’ added Met: “Localised spot flooding is possible.”

Conditions are expected to pick up on Wednesday..... and the week gets even better.

On Thursday, temperatures are expected to pick up to 18 degrees in certain parts of the country.