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Rain alert Ireland weather: Met Eireann issue Yellow warning as wet conditions forecast

Met Éireann forecast that heavy rain tonight and for a time tomorrow will lead to localised flooding

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Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rain warning for one county as mainly wet conditions forecast for the day ahead of a mild week.

The alert, covering Co Cork, was issued during the early hours of this morning and is valid until 1pm today.

Met Éireann forecast that heavy rain tonight and for a time tomorrow, in parts of south and southwest Cork, will lead to localised flooding and dangerous driving conditions.

This morning most areas will be cloudy and dry, but rain will affect the west and southwest, heavy at times.

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The rain will move northeastwards across the country through the late morning and afternoon and there may be some heavy and thundery bursts.

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This will be followed by scattered showers from the southwest. It will be breezy with moderate to fresh east to southeast winds, occasionally increasing strong. Highest temperatures will be between 10C to 14C, mildest in the southwest.

Tonight will start with scattered cloud and light showers, however the showers will become more frequent in the southeast and south later in the night.

Light to moderate southeasterly winds will ease to be mostly light by morning and lowest temperatures will range between 5C and 10C.

Tuesday morning will be mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain. During the afternoon and evening, some sunny spells will develop but there will also be widespread showers.

Many of the showers will be heavy with hail and there will be a risk of isolated thunderstorms with highest temperatures of 12C to 16C with light south to southeast or variable winds.

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Showers will die out early on Tuesday night, leaving mostly dry conditions with clear spells, although it will become cloudier later. Some mist and fog will develop in light southerly or variable winds with lowest temperatures between 4C to 8C.

Wednesday morning will be mostly cloudy and some showers will develop in the west.

During the early afternoon the showers will become more widespread but there will be some sunny spells too. The showers will clear from most areas by evening with highest temperatures of 13C to 16C with a light southwesterly wind.

Most areas will stay dry through Wednesday night, however it will become cloudier, and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop near western and northern coasts with lowest temperatures of 6C to 10C with light to moderate southerly winds.

Thursday will be cloudy, and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will move northeastwards across the country. Highest temperatures will be between 12C to 16C with light to moderate southerly winds.

Rain will clear from the northeast early on Thursday night leaving largely dry but cloudy weather. Patches of mist and fog will develop in light southerly or variable winds with lowest temperatures between 7C to 11C.

It looks like Friday will be mild with scattered showers and the best of any sunny spells in the afternoon and early evening with highest temperatures between 13C to 17C, coolest near the south coast, in a light to moderate southerly breeze.

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