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14th Sep 2023

Summer well and truly over as Met Éireann issue fresh flood warnings

Rory Fleming

Met Éireann

So much for the customary back-to-school heatwave…

Met Éireann have issued a fresh set of weather warnings which will impact the south of the country over the coming days.

A status orange rain warning is to come into effect this evening for Cork, with an additional status yellow rain warning having been issued for 12 other counties.

The status orange warning for Cork will begin from 6pm on Thursday and is set to expire at 6pm on Friday.

The State forecaster added that persistent and heavy rain could see localised flooding and poor visibility, leading to challenging travel conditions.

Met Éireann have issued fresh flood warnings for 12 counties. (Credit: Getty Images)

Met Éireann issue fresh flood warnings

The status yellow warning will also come into place from 6pm today and will expire at 6pm tomorrow, with counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford all impacted.

Heavy rainfall in these counties may cause localised flooding, with Met Éireann adding that poor visibility and difficult road conditions could be a possibility.

Met Éireann also said that Thursday would be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells, but that as the day progresses, persistent rain will develop in the south and spread upwards across the country this evening.

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