Status yellow wind and rain warning issued for 11 counties 4 days ago

Status yellow wind and rain warning issued for 11 counties

So much for the May weather.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind and rain warning for 11 counties - Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Mayo, Sligo, Waterford and Wexford.

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In effect now until 10pm on Monday night, it warns of unseasonably wet and windy weather forecast for today.

Winds throughout the Bank Holiday Monday will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h, with gusts of up to 100 km/h, and will be particularly strong in coastal areas and on higher ground.

Heavy rain, together with the wind, will lead to spot flooding and a risk of wave overtopping in coastal areas.

Temperatures will be between 10 and 12 degrees.

According to Met Éireann's forecast for the week, the bad weather will start to clear overnight, with showers becoming less frequent but with winds still strong along coasts.

Tuesday will be a cool, blustery day with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.

Some of the showers will be heavy with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms as temperatures are set to be between 9 and 11 degrees.

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Met Éireann's summary for the rest of the week reads: "Cool with showers and sunny spells in northerly winds. The frost risk remains throughout the coming week."

However, Saturday is forecasted to be a milder day with temperatures to be between 13 to 16 degrees.