Friday 2 December 2016

Week gets off to a wet start with two weather warnings and risk of flooding

Published 03/10/2016 | 12:48

Met Éireann has issued alerts over heavy rain
Met Éireann has issued alerts over heavy rain

The week has got off to a wet start, with Met Éireann issuing two weather warnings due to potentially heavy rainfall.

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This evening is set to be a very wet one in the West, with Kerry issued an orange weather warning, while a yellow warning is in place in Clare, Cork and Galway.

Up to 100 mm of rainfall is expected in some areas, with Met Éireann warning of the possibility of localised flooding.

A spokesperson for Met Éireann said: "It is going to be very wet night in the West, with Kerry getting the brunt of it.

"It will also be wet in parts of Galway, Clare and Cork and there will be a risk of flooding. The rain should die out tomorrow evening and the rest of the week looks much better."

The rain should dissipate from the West by late afternoon on Tuesday. Wednesday will be a far dryer day, with temperatures ranging from 14-16C.

Fans celebrating Dublin's All-Ireland win will be happy to hear that the East is foretasted to stay mainly dry this week, with only occasional showers later in the week.

Temperatures will be typically Autumnal, ranging from 15-17 today and gradually getting cooler as the week goes on.

It will be mostly cloudy on Wednesday and Thursday, but the weekend is set for a much brighter start, with Friday forecasted to sunny in most areas.

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