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