Met Eireann predict 'inevitable flooding' when Storm Frank hits
Met Eireann have warned of 'inevitable flooding' for Ireland next week as they forecast Storm Frank is set to slam into the country.
The sixth storm of the season is set to bring more misery to many already struggling to cope with the weather we have already endured over the last two months.
Met Eireann say that the impact of 'Frank' will begin to be felt on Tuesday afternoon.
It will become very wet and windy as the storm sweeps in from the west.
The west coast, which has already borne the brunt of the weather this winter, is being warned to expect more 'damaging gusts' and 'further flooding'.
This time most of the coast will also be hit hard as Met Eireann warn that there will be 'exceptionally high Atlantic waves along the north, west and south coast'.
By Wednesday the centre of Frank will have moved to Iceland but we will still be getting lashed by heavy rain.
Because of the sheer volume of rain expected to fall between Monday and Wednesday (between 30mm and 60mm), Met Eireann say that further flooding is 'inevitable'.
And the longer term outlook is that the start of 2016 will bring more changeable weather from the Atlantic, with some 'potentially severe spells'.