Two new Status Yellow warnings issued as poor weather continues
As a cold and icy week comes to a close, it's time to take a look at the latest weather warnings coming our way.
Met Éireann has issued two new Status Yellow warnings, with a range of counties affected.
First up, a Status Yellow rain warning for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Galway and Mayo will come into play on Sunday night (18 December) at 7pm.
According to the forecaster, heavy rain will occur at times on Sunday night and into Monday morning, with spot flooding possible.
The highest accumulations of rainfall are expected in coastal and mountainous areas.
This warning will remain in place until 12.30pm on Monday.
The second Status Yellow warning is all about wind. This one applies to Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford.
In this instance, south to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 45 to 65 kilometres per hour, with gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour, throughout Monday morning.
This warning is valid from 8am on Monday and will stay in place until midday.
As for a general overview of the week on the weather front, Met Éireann says it will be unsettled, with wet and windy conditions at times.
Mostly cloudy this evening with a fair amount of dry weather ☁️
A few showers in places, mainly in southern parts 🌧️
Showery rain will push eastwards overnight ☔️
Rain will be heaviest in western & southern parts. Spot flooding possible ⚠️
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 18, 2022