Ahead of Paddy’s day this coming Saturday, the majority of Leinster and Munster have been hit with a status yellow rainfall warning.
The warning was issued this morning, Tuesday, and comes into effect at 11pm tonight. The warning will remain in place until 23:59 on Wednesday, with counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Laois, Wexford, Kildare, Carlow and Kilkenny set to be affected.
Met Éireann warns of accumulations of between 30 and 50mms of rain, with a risk of localised flooding. There is expected to be higher volumes of rain in mountainous areas, with hill and coastal fog on Tuesday night.
The rain will be heaviest in the south on Wednesday, with a “continuing risk” of flooding. It will be a wet and gusty day, though this should subside by night. Scattered showers will, however, continue into Thursday morning.