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weather alert Met Eireann warns of 'heavy falls' of rain, 'strong winds', sleet and snow risk

"The rain will be heaviest over the southern half of the country where it will fall as sleet at times, with snow possible on high ground"

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Snow plough (stock)

Snow plough (stock)

Snow plough (stock)

Met Eireann has updated a Status Yellow Wind warning for Munster, Donegal and Connacht that predicts very strong winds this morning. 

The warning which was issued yesterday remains in place until 10am.

Meanwhile, a separate Status Yellow Rain warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, says heavy falls of rain, falling as sleet or snow in places, could cause localised flooding and poor driving conditions.

This alert remains in place until 7pm this evening.

“It will be wet and windy this morning with heavy rain spreading further eastwards, leading to localised flooding in strong and gusty southerly winds,” Met Eireann said.

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Wet and windy weather warning.

Wet and windy weather warning.

Wet and windy weather warning.

“The rain will be heaviest over the southern half of the country where it will fall as sleet at times, with snow possible on high ground.

“Through the morning and afternoon, drier and brighter weather will follow from the west as winds ease, but rain will persist in the east until evening. Cool with afternoon highs of five to nine degrees.”

Tonight will be largely dry and clear as any remaining rain and sleet in the east clears into the Irish Sea. However, occasional drizzle patches will linger near eastern coasts through the night.

It will be a cold night with lowest temperatures dipping to a freezing minus three to one degree with widespread frost and some icy stretches developing overnight.

Any frost, ice and fog will clear tomorrow morning to leave a largely dry and bright day with sunny spells.

However, cloud will build over Munster, Connacht and west Ulster in the afternoon and evening.

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It will turn breezier through the day as light to moderate southerly winds increase fresh to strong during the afternoon. Highest temperatures will be between seven and 10 degrees.

It will be a wet start to Thursday with widespread rain turning heavy in places.

Rain will slowly clear north-eastwards through the day with sunny spells and widespread showers following from the southwest.

The showers will be heavy or thundery with hail possible. Highest temperatures will be between seven and 11 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds.

Temperatures will then dip to minus one on Friday night with frost and some icy patches developing in places.

It will be a mostly dry and bright start to Saturday although it will gradually turn cloudier through the day with rain spreading over the southern half of the country during the afternoon and evening.

Sunday will be a wet and windy day with widespread outbreaks of rain and fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds with highest temperatures of seven to 10 degrees.

Met Eireann adds that it will stay unsettled into the early days of next week, although there are signs of some drier spells towards midweek.

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