Status Yellow rain warning issued for 12 counties 1 month ago

Status Yellow rain warning issued for 12 counties

It's going to be a wet one out there folks. Stay safe.

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for 12 counties across Ireland.

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Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Louth, Westmeath and Meath are the counties affected by the warning, which will come into place at 6pm on Wednesday evening (27 January).

It will then remain in place until 6am on Thursday morning.

Wednesday night will be wet and breezy with widespread rain, which will be heavy at times.

Met Éireann warned that spot flooding is likely in the affected areas.

Wednesday will also see the possibility of some heavy and possibly thundery bursts.

Thursday night will see further falls of rain and drizzle, gradually fragmenting over the southern two thirds of the country but continuing "fairly persistent" further north.

As the week goes on, Friday will be "generally quite dull" with scattered outbreaks of rain, while wet and windy conditions are currently indicated for the weekend.

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Further information can be found on the Met Éireann website here.