Met Éireann issues new rainfall warning for 15 counties, and there's snow on the way too 4 months ago

Met Éireann issues new rainfall warning for 15 counties, and there's snow on the way too

Rain, rain, go away.

Met Éireann have kindly blessed us with yet another warning, this time a status yellow rainfall warning pertaining to no less than 15 counties: Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare and Tipperary.

But it's not just rain on the horizon. Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster will also be hit with snow in the evening before it turns to rain later in the night.

Met Éireann has warned that "as the ground is saturated at the moment and river levels are elevated the combined effect of rainfall and snow melt may lead to some localised surface and river flooding."

"Rain on Sunday night into Monday morning will lead to accumulations of between 20 to 25mm quite widely, with higher totals possible in upland areas."

The warning will take effect at 8pm on Sunday (23 February) and will remain in effect until 8am on Monday morning.

It follows an active wind warning for Donegal, which will remain in effect until 8pm tonight.