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The warning that has just come into effect will remain in place until 5am tomorrow

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Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Rain warning for Cork, Waterford and Wexford as heavy or thundery showery rain is expected with the risk of spot flooding. 

The warning that came into effect at 3pm will remain in place until 5am tomorrow.

This afternoon the forecaster said that rain in Munster and south Leinster may turn heavy at times with thundery bursts and the risk of spot flooding.

“Elsewhere remaining mostly dry with a mix of cloud and hazy sunny spells but further isolated showers will affecting western coastal counties this evening,” Met Eireann added.

“Highs of 16 to 19 degrees, in light to moderate northerly breeze, becoming fresh at times in the south this evening.”

Rain is expected to extend along eastern coastal counties tonight, and clearing towards dawn.

There will be scattered showers elsewhere, with occasional clear spells. Lows of 10 to 13 degrees, in mostly light north-westerly breezes, increasing moderate to fresh at times in coastal counties of Munster and south Leinster.

Frequent showers in the west on Friday morning will extend east during the morning and early afternoon, turning heavy or thundery at times, but they will also be mixed with the best of the sunny spells.

Highs of 16 to 20 degrees, warmest in the east in mostly moderate westerly breezes.”

However, Met Eireann did say that it will be mostly dry over the bank holiday weekend and while rather cloudy, there will be some warm sunshine at times.

Temperatures will hold around normal for early August, they added.

It will be a generally cloudy start on Saturday with some light showers that will ease by evening time with some nice spells of sunshine developing.

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A mainly dry Saturday night will give way to a lot of cloud on Sunday morning with well scattered showers.

It will be mostly dry through the afternoon with some bright spells developing. The best of the sunshine will be towards evening.

Bank Holiday Monday will see some sunny spells, but there will be a few scattered light showers too.

Indications suggest Tuesday will remain mostly dry, with rain pushing in from the west by nightfall.

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