Status Yellow warnings issued for seven counties with "prolonged rain" inbound
We're in for a rough few days of it.
With a weather advisory for 10 counties already in place since Tuesday afternoon, Met Éireann has freshly signalled a grim-looking few days ahead.
"Prolonged rain" is on the menu, with two separate Status Yellow weather warnings issued by the forecaster on Wednesday afternoon, 6 October.
The first warning concerns Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo and is valid from midnight on Thursday until 3am on Saturday morning.
Met Éireann says to anticipate prolonged rain with heavier bursts at times, with the worst and most persistent of the weather set for Friday evening.
"Significant" accumulations of rain are expected alongside a risk of localised flooding.
The second Status Yellow warning concerns Cork and Kerry and is valid from midday on Thursday until 3am on Saturday.
Conditions are expected to be the same as detailed in the first warning.
Wet weather on the way for the western half of the country over the next few days, prolonged rain will bring a risk of localised flooding - rain warning in place⚠️🌧️
At the moment it looks like eastern areas will stay largely dry, but keep an eye on the latest warnings 👇🏽
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 6, 2021
A small craft marine warning is also in place for all coasts across the country, with southerly winds expected to reach force 6 or higher.
That warning is valid until 7pm on Thursday.