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18th Aug 2023

Met Éireann warns of travel disruption and power outages with new weather warning

Status Yellow rain and wind warnings announced today by Met Éireann could impact your weekend travel plans – here’s what they had to say in full

A status yellow weather warning for thundery downpours, strong winds and spot flooding has been issued by Met Éireann this morning covering most of Leinster, as well as other part of the country, which comes into effect this afternoon around starting around 2pm.

The warning lists wave overtopping, spot flooding, difficult travelling conditions and damage to temporary structures as some of the potential impact points of the weather this coming weekend, with the warnings in place for the most part until early Saturday morning.

If you had big travel plans for this evening, take care on the roads – flooding and wind could make for dangerous driving conditions.

Status Yellow – Rain warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Munster, Galway

Heavy rain with thundery downpours on Friday and Friday night.

Potential Impacts:

• Spot flooding.
• Difficult travelling conditions.

Valid: 14:00 Friday 18/08/2023 to 03:00 Saturday 19/08/2023

Status Yellow – Rain warning for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Wicklow, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo

Heavy rain with thundery downpours on Friday and Friday night. Strong winds at times along eastern facing coasts.

Potential Impacts:
• Spot flooding.
•Difficult travelling conditions.
• Wave overtopping on eastern facing coasts.

Valid: 17:00 Friday 18/08/2023 to 06:00 Saturday 19/08/2023

Status Yellow – Wind warning for Leinster and Munster

Becoming very windy with southeast winds, veering southwest gusting up to 110km/h, higher on exposed coasts and hills.

Potential Impacts:
• Damage to temporary structures.
• Travel disruption.
• Power outages.
• Wave overtopping.

Valid: 21:00 Friday 18/08/2023 to 06:00 Saturday 19/08/2023