Low pressure will bring spells of heavy rain across parts of Ireland this week, with impacts from local flooding possible.
Met Éireann has issued a Yellow Rain warning for southern and eastern parts of the country, starting early on Wednesday and lasting until Thursday morning.
Meteorologist Paul Downes said: “A slow-moving band of rain will bring spells of persistent and heavy rain tonight and through tomorrow, especially across southern and eastern parts of Ireland. Around 20-40mm rain is expected, with southern and eastern areas potentially seeing higher totals – particularly the higher ground of Cork and Kerry. These high rainfall accumulations may lead to impacts in some areas, such as tricky driving conditions, delays to public transport and localised flooding.
Paul continued: “Further spells of wet weather are expected tomorrow night and through Thursday with another 30-50mm rain possible, once again the greatest amounts are expected across southern and eastern areas. As well as the possibility of rivers flooding locally, at this time of year the risk of surface flooding can be increased due to fallen leaves blocking drains.”
It’ll also turn a little fresher later in the week as a cooler airmass gradually pushes in across Ireland, and while the winds will generally ease later in the week, current indications suggest it may become quite unsettled again over the weekend with a spell of wet and possibly windy weather crossing the country on Sunday.
Whatever the weather please follow the public health advice and help keep everybody safe from COVID-19.
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