Saturday 15 December 2018

Met Eireann issue weather warnings as parts of Ireland are set for torrential rain

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Met Eireann has issued two separate weather warnings as part of Ireland are set to endure torrential rain.

A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Connacht, Kilkenny, Donegal, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary between 9pm tonight and 9pm tomorrow.

Up to 50mm of rain is expected over a 24 hour period.

Met Éireann also warned that higher accumulations are possible in hilly and mountainous areas in Cork and Kerry.

Rainfall will be "above normal" for Tuesday and the weather is expected to be changeable and unsettled overnight.

Widespread rain is expected tomorrow with a risk of spot flooding.

However, it is expected to dry out across Munster and west Connacht later in the afternoon or evening.

Wednesday is expected to be mild with top temperatures between 14 and 17C.

A Met Éireann forecaster said: "Fresh and gusty southeasterly winds will veer southwest later and moderate as the rain clears.

"Tonight will be cool and misty, once the last of the rain clears out into the Irish Sea, with some fog forming in places.

"Lowest temperatures 5C to 8C."

Further bouts of rain are expected on Thursday, particularly along the Atlantic coast, which could be affected by thundery showers on Friday while the rest of the country enjoys sunnier spells.

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