Four counties hit with Status Yellow rain warning
Met Éireann has warned of potentially hazardous driving conditions.
Met Éireann has extended its Status Yellow rain warning, with the alert now applying to four counties.
On Sunday (31 July), the Irish meteorological service issued the weather warning for Clare, Galway and Kerry.
However, in an update on Monday, Met Éireann confirmed that Mayo has been added to the alert.
Taking effect from midday on Monday until the same time on Tuesday, it states that heavy rain may lead to localised flooding, as well as hazardous driving conditions.
⚠️UPDATE: Status Yellow - Rainfall warning ⚠️
County Mayo has been added to the warning.
Heavy rain may lead to localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions ☔️🚗
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 1, 2022
As for Met Éireann's national forecast, it says that conditions will become wet on Monday afternoon as rain in the west and southwest spreads eastwards across the country.
This rain will turn heavy, particularly in Atlantic coastal counties, and may lead to spot flooding, the Irish meteorological service warns.
There will be poor visibility at times leading to hazardous driving conditions, while light southerly winds will increase moderate to fresh throughout the day.
This is as highest temperatures range from 17 to 21 degrees.
In terms of Tuesday, the morning will be cloudy with scattered showers though sunny spells will develop during the afternoon as the rain becomes lighter and more isolated.
Highest temperatures of 18 degrees in the west to 23 degrees in the east are forecasted in moderate to fresh southwest winds.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Met Éireann says its current indications suggest that high pressure will continue to slowly build into the weekend leading to mostly dry and settled conditions.