A Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for eight counties 2 years ago

A Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for eight counties

The wet weather is here to stay.

This week in Ireland is set to be a wet one – with spot flooding to be expected across the country.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford has been issued by Met Éireann this Wednesday afternoon.

The meteorological website also mentioned that, in the twenty four hour period from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon, further rainfall is likely to lead to between 30 and 50 mm of rain in many areas with a risk of flooding.

The warning is valid from Thursday, 5 April 2018 at 2pm to Friday, 6 April at 2pm.

Wednesday night's weather is set to drop well below freezing, too. Rainfall all day Wednesday is set to freeze during the night as temperature lows of -4°C are expected.

But, this weekend sees the temperatures take a drastic turn for the better as temperatures of between 12°C - 15°C are expected.