Met Éireann issues status yellow rain warning for three counties
It follows a status yellow wind warning issued for eight counties on Thursday afternoon.
Met Éireann has issued a new status yellow weather warning, one that concerns three counties.
The rain warning was issued on Thursday evening (12 December) and is valid for south Donegal, Leitrim and parts of Sligo.
In each case, Met Éireann advises that 30mm to 50mm of rainfall is possible.
The warning is valid from 8pm on Thursday until 8pm on Friday.
It follows a status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry that was issued on Thursday afternoon.
That official warning, in place until 9am on Friday, states:
"This evening and overnight, west to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 80 to 110 km/h.
"Winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains."
On top of those, status yellow gale marine warnings are in place for Thursday night regarding the western coast, with west to northwest gales on coasts from Roches Point to Loop Head to Bloody Foreland, with strong gales north of Mizen Head.
In addition, west to northwest gales are expected to develop late on Thursday night on coasts from Carlingford Lough to Howth Head to Roches Point and on the Irish Sea with winds reaching strong gale force 9 in the Irish Sea on Friday morning.