Met Éireann extend rain warning further into this week 1 year ago

Met Éireann extend rain warning further into this week

Definitely time to break out the rain jackets.

Earlier in the week, Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Donegal, Mayo, and Sligo, stating: "A slow-moving band of rain is expected to bring heavy and persistent rain over the period, with rainfall amounts of 25-50mm expected.

"There is potential for higher amounts in mountainous regions. Spot flooding possible. Further rainfall is expected to follow on Monday night and Tuesday."

The initial weather warning was set to end at 6pm on Monday evening, but this has now been pushed further back, to 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

This is in addition to the warnings of a potential storm arriving on Friday, as Midland Weather Channel has forecasted that a "severe storm" will rock Ireland before the weekend.

In a statement published earlier on Monday, the forecaster wrote: "At present, all the available weather models indicate that a severe storm is likely to affect parts of the country during Friday, with hurricane force gusts of wind possible on Atlantic coastal counties.

"Currently, it looks as though Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal will experience the worst of the storm, with gusts of up to 150 km/h possible, based on our current forecasts. Areas further inland may see gusts up to 130 km/h, certainly strong enough to cause disruption to power services and transport."

More information on the potential bad weather front will be released closer to the weekend.