Saturday 20 January 2018

Status Yellow weather warning: Galeforce winds and rainfall warning

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

Louise Kelly

The October Bank Holiday weekend is ending the way it began - with another rainfall warning from Met Eireann.

A yellow alert for heavy rainfall across southern parts of Munster and Leinster has been issued and is not due to end until midnight.

Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford are the areas that will be the worst affected.

The weather warning - which was issued at 7pm last night will remain in place until midnight tonight.

Rainfall of between 25mm and 45mm is expected with spot flooding in some parts of the country.

Read more: Bank Holiday blues as rainfall warning kicks off long weekend

Wind warnings are also in place for southern and eastern coasts as stong southeasterly winds are forecast throughout the day.

"Further spells of rain in many areas tonight, possibly heavy for a time in the southeast and east," Met Eireann said.

"However, rain will clear to isolated showers in the southwest and west as the night goes on. Fresh, gusty southeasterly winds will persist and it will be mild overnight. Lowest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees Celsius."

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