Making plans for the weekend? Weather alert in place as heavy rainfall continues
Published 15/10/2016 | 10:35
It could be a weekend for the couch and box-sets as the rain is set to stay.
After a mixed Saturday, Met Eireann are forecasting showers in all areas by the evening time.
And the rain will continue overnight with longer spells of rain and a risk of thunder.
A yellow alert has been issued to Wexford, Wicklow, Cork and Waterford.
Sunday morning will get our hopes up with some bright spells, but they will soon be dashed as more heavy and persistent rain follows.
“What’s happening is we had been dominated by a Scandinavian high for the last while, but that is going to be replaced by a more typical Atlantic flow, which brings with it more wind and rain," Met Éireann's Siobhan Ryan told Independent.ie earlier this week.
“Sunday isn’t looking like a great day for a lot of the country, it will be very up and down, and in general it will be wet for most of the country, except for the midland counties.
“However, there is some good news, as next week looks to be a big improvement with dry weather returning.”
AA Roadwatch are warning drivers about the dangers of surface water and have advised motorists to slow down in the bad weather.