Two separate weather warnings in effect as wind and rain sweeps Ireland 2 weeks ago

Two separate weather warnings in effect as wind and rain sweeps Ireland

Wet and windy.

It's a miserable day outside, with wind and rain hitting many areas of the country on Friday morning and set to continue into the afternoon.

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Two weather warnings are in effect for four counties in the south of Ireland as Met Éireann warned of heavy rain and strong winds, especially in coastal areas.

A Status Yellow wind warning is active until 4pm on Friday for Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford.

There will be strong southerly winds in these counties with mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 80 to 100km/h.

There is also the possibility of localised coastal flooding in these counties.

Separately, a Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place until 4pm for Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Met Éireann said heavy rain in these counties may cause some river flooding and localised surface flooding. Rainfall totals will be between 30mm and 40mm, but this may be even higher in mountainous regions.

Friday will see cloud and outbreaks of rain persist in many areas but it will brighten up in the west and north with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers this afternoon.

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On Saturday it will be dry in northern areas with outbreaks of rain in the south and west spreading to all areas by the afternoon.