Two weather warnings in effect in Ireland as Met Éireann says more can be expected
It's miserable out.
There are currently two weather warnings in effect in Ireland as wind and rain sweeps across the country, with the west of the country being the worst affected.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in effect for Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and the entirety of Connacht.
Met Éireann said heavy and persistent rain in these counties will lead to some flooding and disruption. There will be accumulations of between 30mm and 60mm in some areas but this total may be higher in mountainous regions.
The warning is in effect until 6am on Friday morning.
Rain on Thursday will persist in the north and west throughout the day with heavy falls likely, but dry spells will develop in other parts of the country this afternoon.
Separately, there's a Status Yellow wind warning in effect for Galway and Mayo from 10am on Thursday until 4pm on Thursday afternoon.
Met Éireann said there will be strong southwest winds on Thursday with mean speeds of 55km/h to 65km/h and gusts of up to 100km/h. These winds will be strongest in the western parts of Mayo and Galway.
Met Éireann has said further weather warnings can be expected this weekend.