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Spirits dampened Ireland weather: Status Yellow rain alert as Met Eireann warn of 'hazardous road conditions'

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While little could dampen Ireland's spirits today after Kellie Harrington's gold medal win, parts of the country are set to be drenched again after a wet and miserable Saturday.

Met Eireann have warned of "localised flooding" and "hazardous road conditions" as the national forecaster issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for three counties in the northwest.

The alert came into effect for Sligo, Donegal and north Leitrim from midnight last night and will remain in place for 24 hours.

A forecaster cautioned: "Further showers or longer spells of rain will maintain the risk of localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions."

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Leinster, Ulster and north Connacht will see showers this morning but it will be drier and brighter elsewhere with sunny spells and a few showers.

West Munster will be hit by further showers during the afternoon which will continue this evening. However, it will be mild with highs of 15 to 20 degrees in mostly moderate westerly winds.

Scattered showers will continue overnight, heaviest and most frequent over the northern half of the country. Lowest temperatures of nine to 13 degrees with light to moderate west to southwest breezes.

Monday doesn't look much better, with Met Eireann revealing there will be some "thundery" showers with a risk of localised flooding.

The showers will be heaviest and most widespread through the afternoon but there will be some bright or sunny intervals and highs of 17 to 20 degrees.

The national forecaster revealed it will be a "changeable" week ahead with Tuesday looking mainly dry with highs of up to 21 degrees before the rain returns on Wednesday.

A forecaster said: "A largely dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells with just some light showers about. Feeling rather pleasant with highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees, possibly reaching 21 degrees along eastern coasts, in light southwesterly breezes."

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However, a "persistent" band of rain will move in over night and will gradually track eastwards through the day, clearing into the Irish Sea by Wednesday evening.

Sunshine will follow along with isolated showers and highs of 17 to 20 degrees.

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