Monday 19 March 2018

Bank Holiday blues as rainfall warning kicks off long weekend

Heavy rain on Talbot Street, Dublin
Heavy rain on Talbot Street, Dublin
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A rainfall warning is in place until 12 noon for some parts of the country this morning.

Met Eireann issued the yellow alert for Co Galway and Co Mayo yesterday at 12pm.

Up to 25-30mm of rain is expected to fall in these counties, with highest levels further west.

Motorists have been warned to be extra vigilant on the roads as several incidents have been reported this morning.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene of a crash on the M50 shortly after 830am.

However, the national forecaster said that the heaviest of the rain would have fallen overnight.

Read more: Bank holiday washout: Heavy rain to sweep in from the Atlantic

The bank holiday weekend won't be a complete washout, though, as brighter, fresher weather is expected to extend from the west later today.

We can look forward to a generally dry and sunny day, for most parts of the country, with only a few scattered showers.

Moderate to fresh westerlies might require the woolies today - despite temperatures reaching as high as 14 degrees.

Tomorrow is forecast to start off dry and bright but isolated showers are expected to develop later in the afternoon.

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