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Rainy days Ireland weather: Met Eireann issue rainfall warning for 14 counties ahead of 'unsettled' week

The 24-hour alert will come into effect at midnight on Tuesday and will last until midnight on Wednesday.


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Met Eireann have issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for 14 counties before a week of "unsettled" wet and windy conditions.

The 24-hour alert will come into effect at midnight on Tuesday and will last until midnight on Wednesday.

Forecasters revealed: "Heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday coupled with strong southerly winds. Some river and localised surface flooding possible. Rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm, higher in mountainous regions."

Meanwhile, today will be bright and breezy, with scattered showers in the Atlantic coastal counties of the west.

Eastern counties will remain mostly dry with temperatures hovering around nine to twelve degrees.

But temperatures are set to plunge to freezing point tonight after a relatively mild day.

Showers are on the cards for counties in the south and southwest tonight with a significant drop in temperatures to between zero and four degrees. Met Eireann warns that it will become “quite cold with a risk of frost.”

Meanwhile Monday will be dry and sunny for the majority of the country but showers are likely to develop in Munster and west Connacht before extending to the rest of the country after midnight.

Heavy rainfall will hit counties in the southwestern region accompanied by a risk of localised flooding that will continue throughout the week.

“Unsettled” weather will occur from Tuesday onwards with lingering rain and gusty winds occurring for most of the week.

Tuesday will see inclement weather conditions with spells of heavy rainfall and strong to gale force southerly winds continuing into the night.

Temperatures will remain mild despite the unsettled weather, reaching highs of eleven to fourteen degrees. Lowest temperatures are predicted to settle at between seven to ten degrees.

Wednesday morning is set to be wet in Leinster and Munster but will become more pleasant throughout the day.

Bright spells and showers are predicted for the entire country, but it is expected to become drier in the afternoon.

It will be a mostly dry night on Wednesday, but some showers will continue to affect parts of west Munster, Connacht, and west Ulster.

Thursday is forecast to be bright with some winds and sunny spells. Scattered showers will likely continue.

Settled weather is likely for the weekend, with drier conditions continuing into March.

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