Thundery downpours forecasted as 14 counties hit with weather warnings
Five of those counties have been hit with a Status Orange Rain warning.
If you were hoping for conditions to dry up after a miserable weekend, your pleas have unfortunately gone unanswered.
Fourteen counties across the country have been hit with weather warnings, with five counties facing a Status Orange rain warning, and the remaining nine facing a Status Yellow rain warning.
The five set to be most impacted by the rain this week are Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, and Wicklow.
The Status Orange warning is in place from 10pm on Tuesday (18 October) until 12am Thursday (20 October).
Met Éireann are predicting potential thundery downpours in these areas, which could lead to localised flooding. Disruptions are expected.
⚠️Status Orange Weather Warning issued⚠️
Affected Regions: Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, and Wicklow
Heavy rain on Tuesday night, Wednesday and Wednesday night
Expected Onset: Tuesday 18/10 at 10pm
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 18, 2022
The nine counties hit with a Status Yellow rain warning are Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, and Meath.
One rain warning is in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, and Tipperary from 10pm on Tuesday until 10pm on Wednesday, and the other six counties are facing the Status Yellow warning from 4am on Wednesday until 12am on Thursday.
The rain in these counties is also expected to cause disruptions, and localised flooding is anticipated.
The warnings are the latest in a string of bad weather the country has been facing, with several counties hit with wind and rain this past weekend.