Further weather warnings in place as heavy rain continues – Met Eireann

After the torrential rain over the last 36 hours, Met Eireann forecasts that heavy rain is expected for a time today.

Met Eireann has upgraded yesterday’s yellow weather warning to orange for Kerry, as this heavy rainfall levels are set to reach 30-40mm in coastal and mountainous areas. This is also likely to lead to further flooding in parts.

The weather warning was issued at 8am this morning and is in place up until 3pm this evening.

Meanwhile, a yellow weather warning remains in place for the counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare and Cork, as 30-50mm of rain is forecast for much of Tuesday.

Mountainous areas are said to be worst affected, with up to 70mm of rain possible places and this warning is in place up until 6pm this evening.

Met Eireann’s rainfall radar:

Source: Met Eireann
Source: Met Eireann

Tuesday

According to Met Eireann, further heavy rain is anticipated in the southwest and other western coastal counties with the possibility of some flooding.

But as the day progresses, the rain will ease during the afternoon and evening, while it will remain relatively dry elsewhere with a mixture of cloudy and sunny spells.

Top temperatures of 14-17 degrees can be expected in moderate to fresh southeasterly breezes, it says.

Met Eireann also forecasts that tonight will be mainly dry with clear spells but patches of mist and fog will form and temperatures are set to reach 10-13 degrees.

Outlook

It is forecast to be mostly dry with bright or sunny spells on Wednesday, after morning mist and fog clears.

Temperatures could reach highs of 17 degrees on Wednesday, as the south and southeast is set to be affected by patchy mist or drizzle.

Thursday and Friday is forecast to be bright at times, but there is a risk of some rain especially near southern and eastern coasts.

Early indications for Saturday and Sunday suggest some showery rain at times over the weekend, mainly in the west and northwest on Saturday.

But overall amounts will be reasonably small and there will be a good deal of dry weather about with some sunny breaks in places, according to Met Eireann.

Drying conditions are expected to improve later in the week following the showers forecast for Monday and Tuesday, while spraying conditions will be poor due to the blustery conditions.

The rain forecast for early in the week will mean field conditions remain poor with leave soils saturated or waterlogged, especially in the west.

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