Two severe weather warnings in place for the country

Two severe weather warnings in place for the country

There are two severe weather warnings in place for the country.

Met Éireann has issued an orange rainfall warning, predicting 50-70mm of rain for Kerry and a yellow rain warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Limerick.

Both warnings are valid until tomorrow at midday.

Motorists are being reminded to reduce their speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.

The RSA also has the following advice for driving in flooded conditions:

If the road ahead is flooded choose another route, do not attempt to drive through it. Flooded roads that appear shallow could be deeper than you think.

After going through water, drive slowly with your foot on the brake pedal for a short distance – this helps to dry the brakes.

Sometimes roads can be closed due to their fragile state after wet weather or because they are blocked by flooding.

Road users should always follow recommended routes and obey signs closing roads to traffic.

Watch out for washed out roads, earth slides, broken water or sewer mains, loose or downed electrical wires, and fallen or falling objects