Tuesday 20 February 2018

Weather: Whisper it, but the sun is set to return

Walking in the rain
Walking in the rain

TWO weather warnings put in place yesterday - as heavy rain ensured a washout for the east coast - have been lifted by Met Eireann.

There was flash flooding in many parts of the country as the weather system moved from west to east - but the rain last night was not as heavy as the rain yesterday, and there is better weather to come.

Although motorists have been warned by AA and gardai to continue to take care on the roads because of wet conditions, the sunny spells that were seen in parts of the west and south yesterday are set to become more widespread today.

"Sunny spells and scattered showers over Munster will gradually extend to other parts during the afternoon, though it will probably stay cloudy and damp over Ulster and north Leinster until dark," Met Eireann said.

"Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees, highest in the south of the country.

"Moderate to fresh west to northwest winds will ease later in the day."

The M1 motorway between Donabate and the Dublin airport junction southbound is closed due to flooding, with diversions in place. 

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