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dublin Deluge Parts of South Dublin swamped by sudden heavy rainfall

Earlier, gardai warned drivers to avoid Roebuck Road in Dublin 14 as it had 'been made impassable due to severe flooding in the area'

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A picture shared on social media of flooding in South Dublin this afternoon

A picture shared on social media of flooding in South Dublin this afternoon

A picture shared on social media of flooding in South Dublin this afternoon

Torrential rainfall caused flooding in parts of South Dublin today with the Dundrum Shopping Centre forced to close some of its shops and restaurants. 

People took to social media to share images of the sudden monsoon-like conditions that left parts of some roads under water.

Earlier, gardai warned drivers to avoid Roebuck Road in Dublin 14 as it had “been made impassable due to severe flooding in the area”.

"Please take caution if you are driving in this area,” they tweeted. "Local diversions are in place."

Dundrum Town Centre also warned shoppers that they were “ experiencing isolated flooding in the Pembroke District and Level 1 Mall areas due to the sudden heavy downpour”.

“Our teams are working hard to manage this and we will post any further info on our channels,” they added.

The Dublin SPCA was also forced to shut down their Pooch Pitstop at the centre due to heavy rain.

“DSPCA adopted dog Marshall is very sad as are we but we’ll be back again tomorrow morning at 11am for more #poochpitstop fun. Hopefully we’ll put a smile back on Marshall’s face,” they tweeted.

One person tweeted: “Seeing lots of images and videos of flooding in Dundrum got me thinking...maybe building 14 hectares of shopping centre and a 3,400 space car park on top of a river was not such a great idea after all.”

Another added: “Dundrum seems to have gotten the worst of the downpours today. It was a monsoon for a while there!”

Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and all of Leinster remain under a status yellow thunderstorm warning until 8pm this evening.

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“Scattered heavy showers with thunderstorms will cause localised and surface flooding, mainly over Ulster, north Connacht and north and east Leinster,” Met Éireann stated.

Tonight will be largely dry with just isolated showers. But cloud will gather from the west later, with patchy light rain and drizzle developing in the southwest by morning. Mist will thicken to fog in places too.

Tomorrow will be dry in most areas, with sunny spells developing, the best in the east and northeast.

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