Wednesday 26 July 2017

Grab a brolly - heavy rain on the way today as Met Eireann issues wind warning

Heavy rain and wind is set to hit Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Heavy rain and wind is set to hit Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

MAKE sure you grab the brolly before you leave the house today - as Monday is set to be a washout.

Rain in Connacht and Munster will become widespread this morning, with nowhere expected to be spared downpours.

The rain is expected to last until  at least mid-afternoon.

However adding to our weather woes will be gale force winds.

Strong, gusty south to southeast winds will reach up to 100 km/hr, Met Eireann has said as it issued a Yellow Weather Warning.

The rain will break up in to showers from the west during the afternoon and will clear northeastwards during the evening, with the clearance of the rain the winds will veer southwest to west, remaining strong and gusty for a time.

Showers will continue overnight but will become well scattered from all but coastal areas of the west and south.

There'll be clear spells elsewhere and temperatures will fall below freezing once again in the east and north, staying just above freezing in the west and south.

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