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Heavy rain and strong winds of up to 70km per hour forecast for today

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The status yellow warning will remain in effect until 9am tomorrow.

The status yellow warning will remain in effect until 9am tomorrow.

The status yellow warning will remain in effect until 9am tomorrow.

A yellow weather warning is in place today amid forecasts of heavy rain and strong winds.

"We have a number of weather fronts crossing from the west to the east of the country today," Met Eireann forecaster Eoin Sherlock told independent.ie.

"It will be quite windy. There will be heavy falls of rain in the west of the country and these will spread eastwards during the morning to afternoon.

"We have a status yellow weather warning in place with winds of up to 50 to 70 km per hours and gusts of between 90 to 110km per hour.

"These will mainly affect the counties on the Atlantic, so the warnings are particularly for the West Coast.

"The heavy rain will spread eastwards but these will gradually clear in the afternoon.

"If it's any consolation, temperatures will remain quite mild with highs of 10 to 12 degrees," he added.

Met Eireann have warned that heavy rainfall will lead to some spot flooding in locations across the country.

Tomorrow will be a drier day with some scattered showers and highest temperatures of between seven to ten degrees, although rain will move into the west coast later in the evening.

Rain will sweep across the country later on Thursday night, leading into Friday with more strong winds and heavy rainfall.

The weekend is expected to be wet windy once more, with Sunday forecast to be cooler with temperatures of between six and eight degrees.

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