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Flooding fears in weekend washout

FORGET summer sunshine for another weekend – forecasters say floods are more likely.

Any hopes of decent May weather will be washed away by heavy rains tomorrow.

Showers will quickly turn to prolonged rain and there are fears that floods will hit many parts of the country.

Met Eireann has warned that a "very nasty low front will cause trouble" when it comes in from Holland and Britain.

"It will become very heavy throughout the afternoon and bring some very heavy rain for Saturday afternoon," said forecaster Eoin Sherlock.

"This very heavy rain may lead to a lot of localised flooding throughout Saturday across Dublin and around the country.


"The heavy rain may affect sporting events around the country on Saturday too, but it will eventually clear away overnight and Sunday should be a brighter, milder day," he added.

However the worst of the rain won't arrive until after Leinster line out against Stade Francais for the Amlin Challenge Cup final in the RDS.

"For the rugby in the RDS there shouldn't be any problems," said Mr Sherlock.