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17th Aug 2020

Happy August: Rainfall weather warning issued for 14 counties

Jade Hayden



Welcome to summer: a period of time where we might be graced with a small bit of sun, but ultimately we will be shielding ourselves from the rain and complaining about the wind.

This is the cross we must bear, and this year August is no different, as we emerge from a week of decent spots of sunshine into the promise of consistent rainfall for an extended period of time.


Met Éireann has announced a status yellow rainfall weather warning for 14 counties today, truly giving us the Monday-est Monday of all Mondays.

Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Galway and all of Munster are included in the warning, which will see heavy and possibly thundery rain throughout the day with accumulations of 25mm to 40mm in some spots of the country.

The warning is valid from 7am today (Monday) to 7am Tuesday.

There will be risk of flooding throughout the day and night, particularly in Munster and south Leinster where the rain is expected to bring thunder.

Highest temperatures will be 16 to 20 degrees with light northeast breezes.

Suddenly remembering why we were never mad into staycations before all of this, to be honest…