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wash out Met Eireann warns of flooding as Status Yellow weather warning issued ahead of heavy rain

Conditions are predicted to change dramatically by tonight.

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Heavy rain (stock)

Heavy rain (stock)

Heavy rain (stock)

The rare sunny spells in which most of the country is basking will continue through today, Met Éireann are forecasting.

It will be a largely dry and mild day.

However, conditions are predicted to change dramatically by night.

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for Munster, Connacht, Carlow and Kilkenny for all of tomorrow as up to 50mm rain is expected to fall in some parts.

There is also a risk of some river and localised surface flooding, with rainfall set to be most heavy in mountainous regions.

Strong southerly winds will also accompany the heavy band of rain.

Today will be a sunny and bright day for most of the country with the risk of just a few isolated showers in Munster and west Connacht.

Highest temperatures will reach 12C before southeast gales move up throughout the country at night.

"Rain will develop in the southwest and west early in the night, before extending nationwide after midnight," a Met Éireann forecaster said.

"There will be heavy falls, especially in the southwest, with a risk of localised flooding.

"It looks set to be a wet and very windy day tomorrow with further spells of heavy rain pushing northwards over the country accompanied by strong to gale force southerly winds."

It will be a mild day despite the wild and wet conditions with temperatures ranging from 11 to 14C throughout the day.

More settled and dry conditions will develop from the west, spreading across the country on Wednesday morning with Thursday also set to be largely dry.


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