Status Yellow warning issued as heavy rainfall and flooding anticipated 1 month ago

Status Yellow warning issued as heavy rainfall and flooding anticipated

Brace yourself for a highly unsettled bank holiday weekend...

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for two counties, with heavy rain and the potential of flooding expected on Saturday, 23 October.

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The warning, which comes into effect at 12pm on Saturday, concerns Cork and Kerry.

Met Éireann says to anticipate a spell of heavy rain on Saturday afternoon that may lead to localised flooding.

The warning is in effect until midnight on Sunday.

A separate Status Yellow marine warning will be in place from 8pm on Friday night until midnight.

The small craft warning notes that southerly winds will reach force 6 or 7 amidst a gusty Friday night on coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head.

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Elsewhere on the bank holiday weekend weather front, things look unsettled enough.

Friday will eventually swap out bright and sunny spells for lingering showers and heavier outbreaks of rain during the night alongside lowest temperatures of six to 10 degrees.

Saturday, meanwhile, will see rain spread across the majority of the western half of Ireland during the morning, with light scattered showers elsewhere.

By the afternoon, however, rain will spread eastwards to all areas of the country, forming a particularly heavy band in the south and southeast. Saturday night will see further outbreaks of rain, though should be mild enough overall.

As for Sunday, bright spells and showers collide, with frequent bursts of rain located in the west and north of the country. Met Éireann says to expect some heavy downpours.

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Monday, at least, sounds a little bit better. There'll still be showers to contend with but we'll cling to the "fresh day with sunny spells" portion of the current forecast.