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23rd Dec 2017

Eeeek! Met Éireann has just issued a weather warning for four counties

The warning was issued at 4pm.

Alan Loughnane

On Christmas Eve…

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, and Sligo.

It has warned of periods of heavy rain at times through Christmas Eve and overnight and for a time Christmas morning with local spot flooding.

Temperatures will range from 4C to 8C, with the coldest temperatures occurring in the north and west towards morning.

The warning was issued at 4pm on Saturday and is valid from midnight on Sunday until 8pm on the same day.

Rain will furthermore become widespread over Connacht and Ulster on Sunday morning with some heavy falls likely at times, especially in northwestern counties bringing a risk of local spot flooding.

There will be a transition to a more unsettled period of weather from Christmas Eve onwards with the risk of frost and ice returning, some heavy rain and the threat of wintry precipitation also.