Met Éireann issue nationwide rainfall warning
You will get wet.
It might be warm outside right now but don't be fooled, the heavens are about to open.
Met Éireann has updated a status yellow rainfall warning issued on Wednesday. While the original warning forecasted heavy rain in Leinster and Munster, the latest warning applies nationwide.
The warning will come into effect at 7pm on Thursday evening and will remain in effect until 7am.
Met Éireann has warned of the risk of spot flooding as "a spell of heavy rain this evening and tonight will lead to rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm."
Weather Alert for Rainfall.
A spell of heavy rain this evening and tonight will lead to
rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm. Spot flooding
Valid from 19:00 hours Thu 8th to 07:00 hours Fri 9th.
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 8, 2019
The UK's Met Office has similarly confirmed that heavy rain is expected across Northern Ireland, with warnings in effect for Belfast, Ballymena, Craigavon, Dungannon, Strabane, Cookstown, Downpatrick, Newtownstewart, Slieve Rushden and Ballymoney.
There are also two status yellow small craft warnings in effect for Ireland's coastal waters.
According to Met Éireann: "Easterly winds will increase to force 6 or 7 this evening on coasts from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head, extending to all coasts early tonight.
"South to southeast winds will reach force 6 or 7 during Friday on coasts from Belfast Lough to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head."