Saturday 21 October 2017

Weather warning still in effect as heavy rainfall expected

Anita McSorley

Met Eireann have extended their yellow weather warning today with further heavy rainfall expected.

Counties in the north east are the worst effected, with up to 25 millimetres of rain expected to fall in Leinster and counties Monaghan and Cavan.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann confirmed to that the warning will remain in place until the heavy rain clears.

A yellow weather warning is issued to make the public aware of certain adverse weather conditions, in this case, the risk of flooding caused by prolonged downpours of rain.

Next week is expected to be unsettled with a mixture of sunshine and showers across the country.

Heavy rainfall and a risk of thunder is expected in the west at the start of the week.

This weather is a result of a powerful storm that is currently moving across the atlantic.

Hurricane Bertha brought devastation to the Caribbean Islands as gusts of up to 80mph left thousands of homes without power.

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