Met Éireann upgrade weather warning as 'very heavy rain' expected over weekend
Met Éireann have upgraded a weather warning as high rainfall is expected over the weekend.
Outbreaks of rain are expected to reach Munster and Connacht by late Saturday morning, before extending gradually eastwards during the afternoon.
Speaking to RTE Radio One, Met Éireann forecaster Matthew Martin said the weather warning has been upgraded to a status orange; "This morning will be fine, if rather cool, with some sunny spells.
"Rain will sweep in from the west, very heavy rain, into the south-western counties.
"We have now issued an orange warning for persistent and heavy rain in Kerry, Cork and Waterford.
"The cloud will thicken throughout the day and will move eastwards in the afternoon.
"There will be top temperatures of 16-19 degrees," he added.
The outbreaks of rain will extend country-wide tonight and will be focused in Leinster and east Ulster in the morning.
It is also set to be humid on Sunday with temperatures topping 22 degrees.