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12th Mar 2024

Status Orange warning issued over ‘persistent rain’ and ‘expected’ flooding

Stephen Porzio

Three counties have been hit with weather warnings.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning for Cork and Kerry ahead of “persistent rain” and “expected” flooding.

The rain alert is scheduled to take effect from midday on Wednesday (13 March) until the same time on Thursday.

It reads: “Persistent rain, heavy at times, accompanied by strong onshore winds, high tides, and elevated river levels.

“Impacts: Flooding expected, wave overtopping, difficult travelling conditions.”

A Status Yellow rain warning has also been issued for Waterford for over the same time.

These warnings come as a Status Yellow rain warning is already in effect for Cork and Kerry.

This is set to be valid until midday on Wednesday, when the Status Orange warning will take over.

As for the rest of the country on Wednesday, Met Éireann’s national forecast reads: “Most areas will become dry for a time in the afternoon.

“It will be more of a dull and damp day further south where rain and drizzle will continue… Coastal flooding is possible due to unusually high tides.”

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The forecast for Thursday also reads: “Mostly cloudy and unsettled with rain or showers continuing to feed in from the southwest.

“A few brighter intervals may develop, the best of which will be later in the afternoon.”

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