Rain warning issued for 7 counties with up to 30mm forecast
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for seven counties today, Wednesday, August 12, with accumulations of up to 30mm expected.
The alert was issued at 12:00pm today, and will come into effect tonight at 8:00pm. It will remain valid until 9:00am tomorrow.
The warning will affect counties: Kilkenny; Wexford; Cork; Kerry; Limerick; Tipperary; and Waterford.
Torrential downpours in places may lead to spot flooding, Met Éireann added.
Meanwhile, a Status Yellow environmental warning has also been issued for blight.
Conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will develop this evening in coastal counties and continue for the rest of this week, developing more widely through Munster later Thursday, the forecaster says.
There is an opportunity for spraying this afternoon and limited opportunities in northern areas Thursday and Friday, it was added.
Showers will move into southern counties this evening, some of them heavy and thundery in places. It will be warm and humid with maximum temperatures of 22° to 27°, but a few degrees cooler on northwestern coasts in a light to moderate northerly breeze.