Met Éireann issues weather advisory for 15 counties 6 months ago

Met Éireann issues weather advisory for 15 counties

Much of the country is set to be affected by bad weather this weekend.

Met Éireann has warned of the possibility of spot flooding in 15 counties ahead of stormy weather this weekend.

At 1pm on Friday, Met Éireann issued a weather advisory for 15 counties: Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

The advisory warns that periods of heavy rainfall from Saturday to Tuesday may lead to some local flooding as river levels remain elevated.

The heaviest rain is expected on Saturday afternoon, and will come on strong again on early Monday and early Tuesday, with rainfall accumulations from Saturday to Tuesday of 40 to 50mm in places. Met Éireann has told the public to expect "some spot flooding."

Additionally, there will be strong winds over the next few days, with gales on coasts.

While no official weather warnings have been issued yet, the advisory will be in place for over three days, beginning at midday on Saturday (7 March) and continuing until 6pm on Tuesday.

You can keep up to date with Met Éireann's advisories and warnings here.