Thursday 26 April 2018

'Bitterly cold days to come' and up to 40mm of rainfall forecast

Heavy rain in Dublin today
Heavy rain in Dublin today
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Wrap up warm and don't forget your umbrella as heavy rain and "bitterly cold" weather has been forecast.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Munster and Leinster today, they have also advised that there may be snow on high ground.

The national forecaster is predicting between 30mm-40mm of rain will fall, affecting all areas throughout the day.

Met Éireann forecaster Siobhan Ryan gave an insight into what's in store weather-wise.

Speaking on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio One, she said: "It is a miserable start to the day everywhere.

"There is widespread heavy rain and localised flooding, and a high volume of rain recorded overnight.

"Highs today will be 9-14 celsius.

"It is much colder outside Leinster and Munster, with sleet expected for some time over Connacht and Ulster.

"As the rain begins to ease off, it will turn colder everywhere.

"We can expect some winter flurries early on tomorrow as the cold weather hits.

Workers try to clear a flood on the citywest slip road off the M7 motorway. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 22/11/2017
Workers try to clear a flood on the citywest slip road off the M7 motorway. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 22/11/2017
Heavy rain on Patricks Street
Heavy rain on Patricks Street ,Dublin this Morning .
Heavy rain on Infirmary Rd, Dublin
Heavy rain on Patricks Street in Dublin this morning .
Heavy rain in Dublin today
Heavy rain on Patricks Street in Dublin this morning
Heavy rain on Infimary Rd ,Dublin this Morning .
Heavy rain on Patricks Street

"The sun will be very low in the sky, so we're advising motorists to take care while out driving.

"Maximum temperatures are well below the average highs with temperatures of 5-9 degrees."

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Anyone hoping for warmer climes over the coming days will be disappointed as wintery weather is expected.

Ms Ryan said: "Beyond that cold conditions will be persisting for the foreseeable future.

"We can expect some bitterly cold days to come and some crisp sunshine."

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