2 rainfall warnings issued with accumulations of 40mm in places

Met Éireann has issued two Status Yellow rainfall warnings which will affect six counties – with accumulations of up to 40mm expected in places.

Issued this morning, Tuesday, August 4, both alerts will be in effect from today until tomorrow.

The first warning, issued at 9:45am, will affect counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo.

In these counties, heavy rain is forcast with additional accumulations of 20 to 40mm expected. Spot flooding is possible, with poor visibility and poor driving conditions anticipated.

This alert will be in effect from 9:00am this morning through to 1:00pm tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, the second Status Yellow warning will cover counties Clare, Cork and Kerry.

Heavy rain this evening, tonight and tomorrow morning will give accumulations of 20 to 40mm, with potentially higher amounts in mountainous areas.

As soils are saturated from recent rainfall this additional rainfall will lead to spot flooding.

This alert will be in place from 3:00pm this afternoon through to 12:00pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow blight warning has also been issued by the national meteorological office.

Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will develop this evening and tonight.

These blight conditions will continue through the rest of the week, Met Éireann concluded.