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Storm Ophelia


Storm Ophelia

Met Eireann has issued a national yellow weather warning for Monday when an Atlantic storm will move northwards close to Ireland with storm force winds, heavy rain and high seas are threatened. There is a high degree of uncertainty regarding the track of the weather system at present and as such only a National Warning has been issued by Met Eireann at present with no specific warning for Galway.

 

There is a predicted 500mm storm surge forecast for Monday night, however, overall tide levels over the weekend and into Monday are forecast below the trigger level for deployment of protection measures. Galway City Council will continue to monitor the weather forecasts and tidal storm surges over the weekend and provide updates.

 

In summary, a yellow weather warning is in place and public should be aware of the risks. A yellow warning does not indicate an immediate threat. Based on current forecast of tides and wind direction we are not expecting any flooding and therefore we are not issuing sand bags. We will be monitoring and reviewing daily.