Netizen 24 IRL: Irish weather: Wind and rainfall warning issued for up to eight counties

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Irish weather: Wind and rainfall warning issued for up to eight counties

Wind and rainfall warnings have been issued for up to eight counties today as the poor September weather continues.

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

High gusts coming in from the Atlantic mean a warning will be active from noon on Sunday until 9am on Monday.

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A forecaster said: "A developing low pressure system in the Atlantic will track towards Ireland today bringing a period of strong and gusty winds to all provinces.

"Winds will be strongest in Atlantic coastal counties with westerly winds expected to reac h mean speeds of 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

"Winds will be strongest in exposed hilly and coastal areas with very high seas expected along the coast during this period."

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Meanwhile five counties will be issued with a rainfall warning over the next 24 hours as well.

After being battered by floods already in the past month, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo will all be affected.

A forecaster said: "Heavy rain or showers expected, with accumulations of 30 to 50 mm, with the highest totals on mountains."

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