Status Yellow weather warning issued for five counties for Christmas Day 4 months ago

Status Yellow weather warning issued for five counties for Christmas Day

There's no White Christmas. How about some persistent rain?

It gives us no pleasure to do this, reader.

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Alas, the weather show must go on.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow weather warning for Christmas Day, with five counties set to be affected by some notably frequent rain.

The counties in question are Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford.

According to the national forecaster, persistent rain will strike throughout Christmas Day, with accumulations of 30 – 50mm anticipated.

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This may lead to localised flooding.

The warning comes into effect from midnight on Christmas Day and will remain in place until 11pm that night.

As for the general national forecast for the next couple of days, Met Éireann says to expect a "wet, cloudy and breezy" start to Jesus Christ's birthday along with widespread rain, heavy at times.

It should become brighter – albeit with scattered showers for company – in the early afternoon for those in the west and southwest, while it will stay wet for most of the day in Leinster and Ulster.

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Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees are expected.

Christmas night will bring a mix of clear spells and scattered showers extending across the country alongside lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees, generally.

St. Stephen's Day, meanwhile, sounds similar enough to start with as a combination of cloud, sunny spells and scattered showers, most frequent over Connaught and Ulster.

Highest daytime temperatures will range between 7 and 10 degrees.

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St. Stephen's evening will prove mostly dry with occasional clear spells.

Met Éireann says to be mindful of a few isolated showers in parts of the west and northwest, however.

And be sure to wrap up warm as lowest temperatures hit between -1 and 4 degrees, with frost forming as a result. Dense fog is also a possibility.