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11th Sep 2015

Met Éireann Issues Weather Warnings as Weekend Approaches

And there's more bad weather on the way next week

Rebecca McKnight

Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings which suggest, as predicted yesterday, it’s going to be a very wet start to the weekend.

There is a Status Orange rainfall warning in place for Clare, Connacht, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary as heavy, thundery showers are expected in these areas today.

There is a risk of flooding and drivers should take extra care in the hazardous conditions. The warning is in place until 3.00am on Saturday.

rain weather cover

The forecaster has also issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Carlow, Cavan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

Heavy rain is expected in these parts today and overnight with a risk of spot flooding. The warning is in place until later tomorrow morning.

According to reports the bad weather will continue into next week as Ireland and the UK get the tail end of Tropical Storm Henri which is currently located on the east coast of the USA.

A spokesperson for the UK Met Office told Metro: “We will see remnants of Tropical Storm Henri towards the middle of the week but as yet it is too early to tell what shape and form it will be in and what impact it will have.”