Weather warning issued for four counties ahead of "heavy and at times intense rainfall" 1 month ago

Weather warning issued for four counties ahead of "heavy and at times intense rainfall"

This does not sound at all pleasant.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo ahead of what sounds like a pretty miserable Sunday.

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The warning comes into effect at 7am on Sunday morning and forecasts “heavy and at times intense” rainfall for the four counties in the west and northwest.

Rainfall totals of 25-40mm are expected, which will lead to elevated river levels, which in turn may result in river and surface flooding in affected areas on Sunday. The warning remains in effect until 9pm on Sunday night.

Due to the impact of Storm Alex on western Europe, after decent conditions in places on Friday evening and Saturday morning, the rest of the weekend will be wet and blustery, with those conditions set to continue until the middle of next week and possibly beyond.

Heavy showers and gusty winds will be a feature of the coming days, with temperatures not likely to exceed 15 degrees at their highest point or go below 5 degrees at their lowest.

If you are going to be outdoors for the foreseeable future, best prepare accordingly.