Rainfall warning issued with ‘flooding and disruption’ expected

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for 10 counties with “some flooding and disruption” expected.

Issued at 11:00am this morning (Tuesday, October 27), the alert will come into effect from 12:01am on Thursday morning and remain valid until 6:00am on Friday.

The warning will affect counties: Galway; Mayo; Roscommon; Leitrim; Sligo; Donegal; Clare; Cork; Kerry; and Limerick.

In these counties, the national meteorological office warns, heavy and persistent rain overnight Wednesday through to Friday morning will lead to some flooding and disruption.

Accumulations of 30mm to 60mm are expected widely, with higher values in mountainous regions.

Turning back to today’s weather and, following on from this morning’s outbreaks of rain, this afternoon will see sunny spells and scattered showers countrywide.

Some showers will turn heavy, with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, especially in western areas during the evening.

It will be a blustery day with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, strong near coasts. Highest temperatures will hold at 10° to 13°, the national meteorological office says.

Tonight will be blustery with scattered showers, some heavy with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms.

Showers will be heaviest and most frequent across the western half of the country, with parts of the east and southeast staying mostly dry.

Lowest temperatures of 5° to 8° are expected with moderate to fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, strong around the coast.