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19th Oct 2020

Met Éireann issues two new Status Yellow weather warnings, affecting the entire country

Conor Heneghan

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Essentially, don’t spend any time outdoors unless if you have to until at least Tuesday evening.

On a day when the country is expecting to hear of a move to tighter restrictions to combat the escalating levels of Covid-19, the weather forecast isn’t going to provide any relief for a few days yet.

On the back of a weather advisory having been issued for the country on Sunday, Met Éireann has issued two fresh Status Yellow weather warnings on Monday morning and no part of the island of Ireland is going to escape what’s in store.

All six counties in Munster, all five counties in Connacht, as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal look set to bear the brunt of a significant amount of rainfall coming our way in the next day or two.

A specific warning affecting those 14 counties warns of heavy rain at times on Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall totals of 30-50mm are expected, possibly higher in mountainous areas, which will lead to flooding in places.

A separate warning for all 12 counties of Leinster, meanwhile, warns of rainfall totals of 20-30mm between now and Tuesday afternoon. As is the case elsewhere, rainfall totals may be higher in mountainous areas and there’s a danger of flooding in the worst affected areas.

Both warnings are valid right throughout Monday until 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

In Northern Ireland, meanwhile, the UK Met Office has issued a Status Yellow rain warning for all six counties, flagging “some travel disruption and flooding” due to spells of heavy rain.

That warning remains in place until 3am on Tuesday morning.

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