Yellow weather warning issued for parts of the country

A yellow rainfall weather warning has been issued for parts of the country, with rainfall levels of up to 40mm of rain produced to fall in places.

Met Eireann has issued the rainfall warning for Cork and Kerry, with up to 40mm of rain predicted to fall between today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

It also issued a status yellow rainfall waring for Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford today (Monday) with 20-30mm of rain predicted for these counties before Tuesday morning.

A blight warning has also been issued for Monday and Tuesday, with weather weather conditions conducive for the spread of potato blight to develop today and tomorrow.

Met Eireann says that it will be cloudy over the Southern half of the country for the rest of today (Monday) with outbreaks of rain, persistent and heavy at times near the South and Southwest coast. Some patchy rain or drizzle further North too but generally drier with a few sunny spells over Ulster, highest temperatures 16 to 18 degrees, blustery off the South coast.

Tonight will see rain and drizzle will extend Northwards overnight, but will ease off in the South and Southwest. It will be mild, and muggy in the South, min 11 to 16 degrees, coolest over North Ulster.

Tuesday will see rain in Northern areas tomorrow morning ease off in the afternoon. Elsewhere after a dull damp start some brighter or sunny spells will develop with some showers.

The outlook for the week is scattered showers on Tuesday night from the west, with southwesterly winds increasing strong and gusty.

Wednesday will be a cool, blustery and showery day, with the heavy showers merging at times to longer spells of rain.

Sunshine and showers will greet Thursday, with most of the showers occurring during the afternoon.