Status Orange rainfall warning issued for four counties 4 months ago

Status Orange rainfall warning issued for four counties

We’re in for a fairly wet and wild Monday by the looks of things.

In a welcome development, weather warnings have been fairly conspicuous by their absence during lockdown in recent weeks and months, but they’ve been back with a vengeance in the last few days.

The latest warning issued by Met Éireann is a Status Orange rainfall warning for Longford, Cavan, Leitrim and Roscommon, which will affect those four counties on Monday afternoon.

The warning came into effect at noon on Monday and promises “intense, thundery downpours, in excess of 50mm”, which will lead to surface flooding in the areas affected.

The warning expires at 6pm this evening, but all four counties are also affected by a Status Yellow thunder warning that applies to 21 counties in the Republic of Ireland until 9pm.

A Status Yellow thunderstorm warning is also in effect for four counties in Northern Ireland – Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry – until 9pm tonight.

Met Éireann’s latest forecast suggests it’s going to be a mixed bag for most of this week, with plenty of dry spells interspersed with no shortage of showers and highest temperatures hovering around 20 degrees.

In good news, warmer and more settled weather is likely to return in time for next weekend, when pressure will build over the country once again.

Bring it on.