Rain and ice warnings issued for seven counties 4 months ago

Rain and ice warnings issued for seven counties

A new week, but no sign of a let up as far as the weather warnings are concerned.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall for Mayo and Sligo, while the UK Met Office has issued ice and rain warnings for five of the six counties in Northern Ireland over the coming days.

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The status yellow rainfall warning for Mayo and Sligo came into effect at midday on Monday and warns of persistent and occasionally heavy rainfall that may cause localised flooding in both counties.

The warning will remain in place until 12pm on Tuesday.

In Northern Ireland, meanwhile, the UK Met Office has issued two weather warnings affecting Antrim, Armagh, Down, Tyrone and Derry on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A status yellow ice warning for all five counties comes into effect at 3am on Tuesday and will remain in place until 10am tomorrow, with the Met Office warning of icy surfaces that may cause some tricky travel conditions.

A separate status yellow rainfall warning for all five counties comes into effect at 3am on Wednesday morning, warning of heavy rain that is expected to bring some transport disruption across Northern Ireland.

That warning will remain in place until 9am on Thursday morning.

Overall, this week is looking a lot milder than the conditions we’ve experienced so far this year, although plenty of rain looks likely to accompany the slightly warmer temperatures.

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Wet and windy conditions will prevail for most of the week, apart from Thursday and Friday, when there will be plenty of dry spells and temperatures will again dip closer to freezing in the evenings, particularly on Thursday night.

The outlook for the weekend is not great, however, with a forecast of “generally unsettled conditions” with frequent spells of rain and southwesterly winds.