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washout Met Eireann warns of flooding as Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for three counties

A wind warning is also in effect for all three counties


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A Status Yellow weather warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford remains in place this morning after heavy rain last night created a risk of some river and localised surface flooding.

The warning that will be lifted at 4pm today states that rainfall totals of 30 to 40mm can be expected, particularly in mountainous regions.

A wind warning is also in effect for all three counties, as well as Wexford until this afternoon too, after strong southerly winds on Thursday night and into Friday saw mean speeds of 50 to 60kmh with gusts of 80 to 100kmh.

There remains a possibility of localised coastal flooding as a result.

Southerly winds will continue to reach gale force 8 today on Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and on the Irish Sea.

So, it will be a wet and windy Friday morning with outbreaks of rain and a risk of flooding in the south.

Eastern parts of the country will see cloud and outbreaks of rain persist through until afternoon, however, conditions are expected to improve in the west later this morning with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Temperatures will hover around the 10 or 11 degrees mark.

Strong southerly winds will moderate during the afternoon, but will remain strong to near gale force on eastern coasts.

There will be some scattered showers tonight, but many areas will be mostly dry and it will be mild, with lows of 6 to 8 degrees.

It will be mostly dry at first in the north tomorrow morning, however, outbreaks of rain in the south and west will spread to all areas by early afternoon and will become heavy at times.

Sunday and Monday look promising as they will be mild with sunny spells and scattered showers before the rain returns on Monday night and into Tuesday.

It will be a mostly dry start to Sunday with sunny spells and scattered showers in the afternoon, and most frequent in the west.

Sunday night will be the coldest night of the week ahead with lows of 1 to 3 degrees and a touch of frost.

It will be another mostly dry day with sunny spells and just a few passing showers on Monday as cloud increases through the afternoon with rain arriving in the southwest by evening.

It will be wet and very windy in all areas Monday night and into Tuesday morning, with heavy and persistent rainfall bringing a risk of flooding.

Rain will clear to showers on Wednesday while current indications suggest our weather will become drier and more settled later in the week and into the weekend, with lighter winds and temperatures remaining slightly above average.

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