Saturday 17 March 2018

Motorists warned of flooding as weather takes a turn for the wet

Cormac Murphy

MOTORISTS have been warned of the likelihood of flooding in the Dublin region as a result of heavy downpours.

Met Eireann said today more rain will hit the capital and other counties in Leinster overnight, with spot flooding expected to affect driving conditions.

While temperatures will be slightly higher than in recent weeks, it will also be a lot wetter.

Heavy showers are forecast for tomorrow and it will be very unsettled in the run-up to Christmas.

Thursday night will also be quite cold, with levels between 0 and 4 degrees.

Met Eireann said Friday would be the best day of the weekend but it would be followed by frost, fog, wind and rain on Saturday.

More wet and windy conditions will move in from the Atlantic on Saturday night, bringing rain across the country on Sunday.

A gale warning was in place today on coastal waters, with winds hitting strong gale force 9 at times.

Despite a lot of rain in Dublin early today, AA Roadwatch said it did not receive any reports of flooding.

Traffic was heavy this morning as a result of the number of shoppers who made their way into the city centre.

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