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Water woes Weather warning issued for three counties as up to 30mm of rain to lash northwest

Met Éireann says heavy spells of rain are expected for Donegal, Galway and Mayo until 9pm tonight

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Heavy rainfall is expected across three counties today (stock image)

Heavy rainfall is expected across three counties today (stock image)

Heavy rainfall is expected across three counties today (stock image)

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for three counties with accumulations of 30mm possible in some areas. 

Met Éireann says heavy spells of rain are expected for Donegal, Galway and Mayo throughout today until 9pm tonight.

The warning came into effect at 9pm on Wednesday, September 29, and will remain in place for 24 hours.

While there will be some bright and dry spells today, mainly in the east and south, it will be mostly cloudy elsewhere, with scattered showers and more persistent rain at times in the west and northwest, they say.

“In the early evening, rain will turn heavy in Atlantic coastal counties, extending eastwards, with some heavy falls in Connacht and west Ulster,” Met Eireann adds.

“Highest temperatures will be between 13 to 16 degrees with moderate to fresh south-westerly winds, strong at times in coastal areas.

“It will be windy tonight with rain clearing eastwards, followed by blustery scattered showers", a forecaster said.

Temperatures will dip to between six and nine degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty south-westerly winds, veering westerly and increasing strong at times.

Tomorrow will see a mix of sunny spells and showers with the heaviest and most frequent over the western and half of the country and some isolated thunderstorms.

However, there will be good dry spells at times in eastern areas. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds.

The general outlook is that it will be generally cool and quite unsettled for the weekend and into next week.

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“Scattered showers will continue in Atlantic counties over Friday night and becoming more isolated with good clear spells further east. Towards morning, showers will merge to longer spells of rain. Lowest temperatures of six to nine degrees in mostly moderate southerly winds.”

There will be showers or longer spells of rain for Saturday, especially in the east of the country later in the day. It will be largely cloudy but some sunshine will extend from the west during the afternoon.

Highest temperatures will rise to just ten to 13 degrees. Moderate southerly winds veering westerly and freshening later in the day.

Saturday night will see scattered showers along Atlantic coasts with more persistent rain across Ulster, clear spells elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of five to eight degrees in moderate south-westerly winds.

There will be good sunny spells coupled with blustery scattered showers and the possibility of an isolated of thunderstorms on Sunday with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.

Met Eireann adds that it will continue unsettled early next week. Current indications suggest that there will be scattered showers and sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday with longer spells of rain later.

Highest temperatures will generally range from between 11 and 15 degrees with temperatures possibly picking up after Tuesday.

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