Status Yellow warning issued for six counties as yet more rain thunders down
Summer truly is well and gone.
It's Sunday. It's the beginning of September. It can only mean one thing – it's time for a brand new weather warning.
Yes indeed, Met Éireann has had a busy few days – coinciding with Electric Picnic, no less – as the weather continues to take a somewhat drastic turn.
Rain has been heavy across the country since the weekend kicked off and though the occasional blast of sunshine has emerged in its grim wake, Sunday brings yet more of the wet stuff.
A new Status Yellow warning has been issued, with six counties affected – Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford.
Per the national forecaster, heavy rain will push northwards on Sunday evening and into the night. Not only that, but there's the potential for spot flooding in places.
This warning comes into play from 6pm on Sunday (4 September) and will remain in place until 1am on Monday morning (5 September).
Elsewhere, an overall weather advisory is valid until Monday evening at 7pm, with "wet and windy weather" in the mix that may cause notable disruption if it hasn't yet already.
No official update from Met Éireann regarding the status of revellers' spirits at the aforementioned Electric Picnic festival, but they're usually made of resilient stuff, those spirits...
⚠️#StatusYellowRain warning has been issued ⚠️
For Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford
Heavy rain will push northwards this evening & tonight
☔️Potential for spot flooding in places
Valid: 18:00 04/09 - 01:00 05/09
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 4, 2022