Tuesday 21 November 2017

Miserable weather in store for more counties as two weather warnings issued

Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Damage to the main Derry to Moville road in Co Donegal caused by the force of a flooded river overnight, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Brian Hutton/PA Wire
A man looks at a tractor which has fallen into a hole after a road collapsed in Iskaheen. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Damage to the main Derry to Moville road in Co Donegal caused by the force of a flooded river overnight, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Brian Hutton/PA
Flooding hit parts of Derry.
Flooding hit parts of Derry.
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford

Ryan O'Rourke

Two status yellow weather warnings have been issued for five counties this evening.

Galway, Sligo, Mayo and Leitrim are expected to receive heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours.

The warning was issued at 3pm today and will stay in place until 3pm on Friday.

Meanwhile, Donegal is being warned to prepare for more rain as another 20 to 30 millimetres is expected to fall on the county tonight.

The status yellow rainfall warning was issued at 6pm and will remain in place until 6pm tomorrow.

Met Éireann forecaster, Liz Walsh, told Independent.ie that there will be heavy rain in some parts of the country.

Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford
Damage to the main Derry to Moville road in Co Donegal caused by the force of a flooded river overnight, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Brian Hutton/PA
Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran inspects a damaged home in Burnfoot. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Transport Minister Shane Ross talks to Kathleen Molly in her flood-hit home in Burnfoot. Photo: Caroline Quinn
23 Aug 2017; General view of flood-damaged football pitch at Cockhill Celtic grounds, with treadmill that was carried the length of the pitch from the adjacent Dunree Boxing Club. Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Aine Durkin outside her flood-damaged home in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Photo: Caroline Quinn
23 Aug 2017; General view of flood-damage boxing club. Dunree Boxing Club, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Annette’s Hair Salon owner Annette Doherty (right) and friend Tina McDaid cleaning up after the floods. Photo: Caroline Quinn
General view of flood-damaged boxing club in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Flooding hit parts of Derry.
Flooding hit parts of Derry.
Flooding hit parts of Derry.

“Today we have an area of low pressure over the north west.

“This is going to cause outbreaks of heavy rain in Munster and Ulster, basically from Clare up to Ulster,” she said.

Leinster looks set to avoid most of this heavy rain, with the county expected to remain mainly dry with some sunny spells.

Temperatures are expected to range from 15 degrees to 20 degrees.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy in the northern half of the country, with outbreaks of rain expected in Connacht, Ulster and in north Leinster but drier further south. However the bad weather is set to spread across the country as the day goes on.

The weather should settle on Saturday and it's expected to stay bright and mostly dry, with sunny spells and just a few scattered showers across the north and north eastern parts of the country.

Sunday is set for some bright spells in parts of the east and south, but mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle across the country.

Temperatures over the weekend will range from 16 degrees to 20 degrees.

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