Two status yellow weather warnings issued as more wind and rain promised
We did say it was going to get worse before it gets better.
Met Ãireann have issued two status yellow weather warnings ahead of pretty miserable conditions throughout the country at the start of this week.
A status yellow rainfall warning was issued on Sunday afternoon for eight counties ahead of the possibility of localised spot flooding throughout Monday and into Tuesday morning.
The warning, issued at 1pm on Sunday, forecasts rainfall accumulations of between 25-50mm in a 24-hour period from 9am on Monday to 9am on Tuesday in Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.
Met Ãireann say that there is potential for even higher amounts of rainfall on hills and mountains and that spot flooding is a risk in local areas.
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A status yellow wind warning, meanwhile, has been issued for the entire country, with mean speeds of between 50 and 65km/h and gusts of between 80 and 110km/h expected throughout the day on Monday.
Winds are expected to be strongest along Atlantic coastal counties at first, but the strong winds will extend countrywide through the course of the Monday afternoon and evening, with the weather warning remaining in effect until 6am on Tuesday morning.
The warnings come after a far more optimistic forecast for later in the week, with warm and mainly dry conditions and sunny spells predicted from Wednesday onwards, when temperatures will reach as high as 18 degrees.
About time too.
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Source: Google News