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Irish weather: Met Eireann put weather warning in place for 18 counties ahead of 'very wet and windy' Wednesday

Met Eireann have put in place a weather warning for all of Munster and Leinster.

The National Forecaster is predicting "very wet and windy" weather during Wednesday.

The 24-hour Status Yellow alert comes into force at midnight tonight.

Warning what is to come, a forecaster said: "Very wet and windy weather is expected to affect mainly Munster and south Leinster during Wednesday."

All of Munster (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford) is affected as well as all of Leinster (Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois,Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow).

Members of the public braving the wet weather pass traffic on O' Connell Bridge in Dublin's City Centre

Meanwhile, today is expected to be mostl y dry with some drizzle.

Met Eireann wrote on their website: "This morning will be dry and bright, with frost clearing. Cloud will gradually increase from the Atlantic during the day, bringing outbreaks of rain and drizzle this afternoon, mainly to the southwest and to western coastal areas.

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"Most other areas will remain dry during daylight hours, but a few spots of rain or drizzle will extend to other parts this evening. Becoming breezy, especially in Atlantic coastal areas, with freshening southerly winds. Maximum temperatures 7 to 10 Celsius.

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"Tonight will be cloudy and wet, with rain becoming widespread. The rai n will turn heavy in places, especially in Munster, with a risk of localized flooding. Hill and coastal fog also. Minimum temperatures 4 to 8 Celsius, in fresh and gusty south to southeast winds."

The cold may be gone (for now), but it looks like the rain is here to stay

Looking ahead to the rest of the week, a forecaster added: "Overall, remaining unsettled and changeable for the rest of the week. Mild at first, but early indications suggest that it will become very cold over St. Patrick's weekend."

Source: Google News

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