Met Eireann forecasts 36 hours of continuous rain
It just wouldn't be an Irish "summer" without commuters walking around to and fro while resembling a bunch of drowned rats. Now Met Eireann has said that 36-hour rainfall is here.
While we're all unsure as to whether Spain can dampen our Euro 2012 hopes later this evening, the continuous rainfall is sure to dampen the streets of Ireland from tonight, particularly Greystones - which can look forward to 40mm of rain.
“It’s going to be wet and windy and we’re going to have heavy rain moving up from the south during the day," said Met Éireann’s John Eagleton this afternoon.
"The thing is, it’s going to persist, because the area of low-pressure which is its centre is going to cross along the south coast, so the fronts are never really going to clear cleanly through, and the rain will persist through a 24 to 36 hour period of rain.”
Indeed a flood alert has been issued in Greystones, and drivers are advised to take extra care on the roads, while Derek Ryan of AA Roadwatch has offered his advice to motorists.
"Reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, and also allow oncoming traffic to pass first," says Derek.
“Test your brakes as soon as you can after leaving the water. You shouldn’t drive through water if you don’t know how deep it is as well, that’s a key issue.
"Also, if you have to drive through standing water, drive through the centre of the road as that’s the highest point of the road, and the water won’t be as deep there”.
Let's hope that at least Trap and the lads in Poland can give us something to be cheerful about tonight while we all get absolutely soaked until Friday.