‘Flooding in many areas’


Large rainfall amounts are expected

‘Flooding in many areas’

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Large rainfall amounts are expected

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange - Rainfall warning for two counties - Cork and Waterford.

Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Kilkenny, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary are under a Status Yellow - Rainfall warning.

Large rainfall amounts are expected in these areas over the next 48-hours.

Two spells of heavy rain will descend upon these counties - the first of which is expected later this evening; this will be followed by a second spell of heavy rain on Sunday night and Monday.

“Flooding and hazardous driving conditions in many areas.”

”Rainfall amounts will be highest along the south coast and in mountainous areas.”

These alerts are valid from 6pm this evening until 6pm on Monday.

Wind Warning

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow - Wind warning is in place in Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.

Southeast winds will occasionally reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 100km/h, forecasters have warned.

Winds will be strongest in coastal areas; this alert is valid until 3am.

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