Orange weather warning in Galway for Storm Franklin

Waves crushing on Blackrock diving board during a storm. Salthill promenade, Galway city, Ireland. Famous tourists attraction. High tide, strong wind and waves. Dramatic sky.

Storm Franklin is wreaking havoc in Connacht this morning as the west coast faces flooding and gale-force winds.

An orange weather wind warning is due to come into place for Galway in the afternoon with warnings already in place for counties Donegal, Clare, Leitrim, and Sligo.

Met Éireann warned that today would be very windy and wet with strong to near gale force westerly winds and severe gusts, particularly near coasts with very high seas.

The weather forecaster said that there is a risk of isolated thunderstorms and hail, with the chance of sleet and snow possible on high ground.

“Storm Franklin will cause gale force westerly winds with severe and damaging gusts. These winds combined with very high seas will lead to wave overtopping, which may result in coastal flooding,” Met Éireann said.

A 24-hour yellow wind warning for the entire country came into place at nine o’clock this morning and is due to last until tomorrow.

Status yellow weather warnings for “persistent rain followed by heavy showers” have been issued for counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, and Sligo.

The forecast warns of potential localised and coastal flooding due to Storm Franklin.

For more information and advice, visit Met Éireann’s website

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