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Saturday 12 July 2014

Met Eireann warn of flooding risk due to heavy rainfall

*Heavy rainfall expected for rest of week

Published 30/12/2013|10:35

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A combination of rain, high tides and rising river levels could lead to flooding during the week, Met Eireann have warned.

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High winds and heavy rainfall will be across the country for the remainder of this week.

“We’re going to have very unsettled weather for the rest of this week,” Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke told independent.ie.

“It will be windy and very wet weather from time to time.

“Rainfall is twice the normal level in a lot of places across the country – so the risk of flooding will increase this week.

“Sea tides are getting high. That with a combination of heavy rain and rising river levels will mean there is a risk of flooding.”

Storms, such as those witnessed on St Stephen’s Day, are not on the weather charts at present.

However, Met Eireann say they will continue to monitor the situation.

“There will be some quite windy spells so we’ll see how they develop.

“Some of these could develop at different times.”

Temperatures will be cold – but nothing more than expected at this time of year.

“Some nights, it could be cold enough for local frost but temperatures are normal for this time of year.

“The rainfall will be the most significant weather,” he added.

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