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Yikes! Met Eireann issues rain weather warning ahead of Bank Holiday

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
That gorgeous May Bank Holiday weekend you were hoping for has been dealt a serious blow
That gorgeous May Bank Holiday weekend you were hoping for has been dealt a serious blow

That gorgeous May Bank Holiday weekend you were hoping for has been dealt a serious blow.

The lovely weather we've been enjoying is set to turn to rain and more rain tonight and tomorrow, Met Eireann says. 

The guys over at the National Meteorological Service have issued a yellow alert, warning that heavy downpours are expected in the coming 24 hours. 

It is in place from midnight and continues until Saturday at midnight. 

"Rain on Friday night and during Saturday will bring accumulations of 20 to 30 mm by the end of the period", Met Eireann said. 

"The rain becomes heavier overnight, gradually extending northwards in increasing southeasterly winds."

Tomorrow will be "a cold, wet and windy day" with rain steadily getting heavier throughout the day. 

Thundery outbreaks are also expected in the south of the country during the evening time.

Sunday: Further outbreaks of rain will occur, heavy at times, but some bright or sunny spells will develop, as more persistent rain gives way to scattered showers. Max. 13 to 16 Celsius, with moderate southerly winds, veering westerly and increasing fresh to strong. 

Further outlook: The early days of next week will remain changeable and unsettled, with occasional showers, or longer spells of rain at times, but there will be some bright or sunny spells also. Max. daytime temperatures in the low to mid teens.
 
Winds mostly moderate, but indications are that it will become windy by midweek, with strong westerly winds developing.