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Washout Weather warnings issued for four counties as up to 40mm of rain to fall following Storm Aiden

Forecasters have warned that "it's not over" even after the storm passes

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The W.B Yeats Irish Ferries Ship makes its way into port in windy weather.

The W.B Yeats Irish Ferries Ship makes its way into port in windy weather.

The W.B Yeats Irish Ferries Ship makes its way into port in windy weather.

Thousands of homes and other properties were left without power yesterday in the wake of Storm Aiden.

Even as ESB crews battled to reach those affected, storm warnings remained in place, with one forecaster warning that "it's not over" even after Storm Aiden passes.

Liz Walsh of Met Éireann said: "We're going to have another low system moving through on Sunday.

"That's going to bring quite a lot of heavy rain, so we could have some flooding issues over the weekend."

The strongest gust recorded yesterday was 115 kilometres per hour in Bellmullet, Co. Mayo and a whopping 33.2mm of rain fell at Mace Head in Galway.

The Coast Guard's Deputy Director Gerard O'Flynn is urging the public to take precautions and heed the weather warnings: "High tides could lead to flooding. Overall, it is not a time to be out and about."

Met Eireann have issued a Status Yellow rain warning for two counties as a deluge is set to drench parts of the country.

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People walk beside the sea (Andrew Matthews/PA)

People walk beside the sea (Andrew Matthews/PA)

People walk beside the sea (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Up to 40mm of rain is expected to lash Cork and Kerry, with forecasters warning of "some localised flooding."

The warning is in place from 9am this morning until midnight tonight.

Met Eireann revealed: "A spell of rain on Sunday will bring accumulations of 25 to 40mm, highest totals in mountainous regions. Some localised flooding is possible."

And Cork, Waterford and Wexford have been placed under a Status Yellow wind alert for 12 hours as gusts of up to 90km/h are set to batter the south and southwest.

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A forecaster said: "This afternoon, this evening and for a time tonight, southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 Km/hr with gusts of up to 90 km/h, strongest in coastal areas."

The weather warning comes into effect at 2pm on Sunday, November 1 and lasts until 2am on Monday, November 2.

Meanwhile, there will be sunny spells and scattered showers this morning with rain spreading to all areas from the southwest by afternoon.

A forecaster said: "Heaviest in Munster with some spot flooding here. Fresh to strong southwest winds in the south, easing light to moderate elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees, coolest in the north and mildest in the south."

Further heavy showers are expected overnight and a weather advisory remains in place until 6pm on Monday.

Met Eireann said: "Very unsettled weather will occur over the Halloween weekend as a series of vigorous Atlantic weather systems pass close to Ireland.

"Spells of heavy rain will lead to surface and river flooding. Very windy/stormy at times with some severe and damaging gusts possible.

"Some coastal flooding possible also due to the combination of low pressure, high tides and onshore winds.

"Very high seas."

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