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Let it pour Ireland weather: Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for five Munster counties

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Car drives through floods (David Jones/PA)

Car drives through floods (David Jones/PA)

Car drives through floods (David Jones/PA)

A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for five Munster counties. 

Met Éireann is forecasting up to 40 millimetres of rain to fall across Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford in the coming hours.

The warning will take effect at 3pm today and will last until 9am on Wednesday morning.

Met Éireann are also forecasting a dry but cold Christmas, before turning 'very unsettled' on St Stephen's Day.

Temperatures are expected to drop again approaching the weekend, with wintry showers on Sunday.

The warning reads: "Heavy rain at times may cause some localised flooding.

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A shopper in the rain (Brian Lawless/PA)

A shopper in the rain (Brian Lawless/PA)

A shopper in the rain (Brian Lawless/PA)

"Rainfall totals generally around 30-40mm, higher in mountainous areas."

They added: "Elsewhere, it'll remain largely dry with sunny spells and isolated showers. A cold day with highest temperatures of four to seven degrees in mostly light winds, but a freshening northeast breeze will develop in the south later.

Outbreaks of rain will extend across much of Munster, Connacht and Leinster tonight but Ulster looks set to remain largely dry with just a few showers.

"Heavy rain is expected in the south with a risk of localised flooding there. As the night progresses the rain will turn increasingly to sleet or snow on high ground in Munster.”

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