Met Éireann issue weather warning for six counties
Rain, rain, go away.
Met Éireann has issued a new status yellow rainfall warning for six counties: Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan.
The warning advises that there's a risk of spot flooding across those counties: "Slow moving bands of rain or heavy downpours today will lead to spot flooding. Rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm possible."
The warning was issued at 10am on Saturday morning and will remain in place until 10pm this evening (10 August).
Weather Alert for Rainfall.
For Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan
Slow moving bands of rain or heavy downpours today will lead to spot flooding.
Valid from 10:00 hours Sat 10th to 22:00 hours Sat 10th.
For more information
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 10, 2019
There will also be showers elsewhere, with the possibility of thunder. Met Éireann has forecasted: "Showers will merge to longer spells of rain in places. Some heavy and prolonged with the risk of spot flooding, especially in northeast of the country, with the odd thundery burst possible."
A gale warning was also issued shortly before midday, advising "Southwesterly winds will reach gale force at times on Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Hook Head to Roche's Point and in the Irish Sea."