Met Éireann issue thunder and flood warning for five counties 1 month ago

Met Éireann issue thunder and flood warning for five counties

Wet wet wet.

In case you've not looked out the window today, it's fairly wet and windy in almost all parts of the country.

Sadly, Friday evening is about to be especially bad for the southeast of the country. Met Éireann issued a status yellow rainfall warning to come into effect at 3pm today, which advises of "further spells of heavy rain expected with a continued risk of thundery downpours and flooding."

The warning applies to five counties — Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford — and will remain in place until at least 3pm on Saturday (23 November).

The announcement was accompanied by a marine warning: "East to southeast winds will occasionally reach force 6 today on Irish Coasts from Fair Head to Howth Head to Hook Head, and east to northeast will do the same on coasts from Fair Head to Hook Head to Valentia."

At least tonight won't be as horribly cold as some recent nights have been. The west will be coldest with lows of one degree celsius, but the rest of the country should see lows of between 3 and 7 degrees. Nothing we can't handle.