Rainfall warning in place for five counties as Hurricane Gert approaches
Prepare for a washout weekend as rainfall warnings are in place for five counties and 30 to 40mm of rain is expected.
Don't forget your umbrella and rain-jacket as Hurricane Gert is set to bring unsettled weather to many parts of Ireland over the coming days.
Met Eireann has issued rainfall warnings until 4pm today for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
They said in a statement: "Showers will merge at times to give longer spells of rain with some heavy or thundery downpours giving rainfall totals of 30 to 40 mm and the risk of spot flooding."
There's bad news for potato farmers, as our national forecaster has said there are conditions conducive to blight, particularly in Atlantic coastal areas.
This evening is set to be blustery, with thundery, heavy showers predicted, which will move from the mid-west into Leinster this afternoon.
Met Eireann has warned there could be some spot flooding but they will become more scattered into the evening.