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Flooding and gusts up to 100km/h expected as warnings issued for 10 counties

rainy weather

rainy weather

Eoin Murphy

Ireland is set to be battered by high winds and heavy rain as two Status Yellow weather warnings are in place for ten counties.

Met Éireann has warned that flooding is possible in some areas, with rainfall of between 30mm to 60mm forecast over the next 24 hours..

A rainfall warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick came into effect at midnight last night and will remains in place until 6am tomorrow.

There is also a Status Yellow wind warning for Galway and Mayo from 10am to 4pm with speeds of 55 to 65km/h and gusts to 100km/h.

“It will be wet and windy today, with heavy spells of rain and fresh to strong southwest winds,” Met Éireann revealed.

“The rain will be heaviest across the western half of the country with the ongoing risk of flooding.

Small child, wearing bright red wellies and jumping in a huge puddle.

Small child, wearing bright red wellies and jumping in a huge puddle.

“It will be wet and windy early tonight with the ongoing risk of flooding.

“However, the rain and wind will ease off overnight which will lead to a mild to start to the morning, before turning cooler later; lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.

“Overall it will remain dry for the daylight hours on Friday with spells of hazy sunshine and just light westerly breezes.

“Any lingering overnight rain will quickly clear during the morning and the day will be fresh with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

“However, the good weather will not last and it will become wet and windy later in the evening which will continue into Saturday.”

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