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Floody hell Ireland weather: Flood risk as Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for 11 counties

Today will be a “wet, breezy morning with rain over the northern half of the country, heavy at with a risk of localised flooding throughout the day”, the forecaster predicts.

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Stock photo (Damien Storan/PA)

Stock photo (Damien Storan/PA)

Stock photo (Damien Storan/PA)

A Status Yellow rainfall warning remains in place for eleven counties this morning after heavy downpours drenched the country last night.

While most of the rest of the country can expect a wet, rainy day, Connacht, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan will endure the worst weather with 30 to 50mm of rain set to fall.

Met Eireann's weather alert, which is in place until 9pm, states that there will be a risk of some river and localised flooding.

Today will be a “wet, breezy morning with rain over the northern half of the country, heavy at with a risk of localised flooding throughout the day”, the forecaster predicts.

Further rain and drizzle will move in this morning over the southern half of the country, becoming intermittent during the afternoon.

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Tomorrow, the rain will gradually become confined to the east and southeast through the morning. There will be good, sunny spells developing elsewhere with scattered showers along with a risk of hail.

It will turn colder for the rest of the week with widespread frosts at nights and showery conditions, with falls of rain, sleet and hail. Good sunny spells too.

Wednesday night will see lowest temperatures of -2 degrees while Thursday will be a cool day with good sunny spells.

There will be some sunny spells on Friday but it will remain cold over the weekend with temperatures dropping to -4 degrees in places.

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