yellow rain warning

  • Met Eireann is warning that several parts of the country could be hit by flooding today as storm Helene makes its way towards Ireland.

    Up to 40mm of rain is expected to fall.

    A yellow rainfall warning has already been issued for Mayo and Galway which is valid from noon to midnight tonight.

    Between 25 and 40 mm of rain is currently forecast to fall on the counties with a risk of flooding in places.

    Many other counties are expected to be hit by heavy rain tonight - Met Eireann says it's possible that yellow level warnings may be issued for Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Dublin, Meath and Louth.

    Current forecasts show south to southeast winds will reach gale or strong gale force at Sea, but will be fresh to strong over land as the ex tropical storm tracks northeastwards close to the southeast tonight.

    Rain will spread eastwards quickly across the country and will be heavy in many areas for a time with a risk of spot flooding.

  • Gardai across the region are advising motorists to take due caution this morning and reduce their speed due to heavy rainfall overnight.

    Accumulations of between 25 and 33mm occurred overnight leaving excess water on many roads across the west.

    A status yellow rainfall warning is currently in effect for counties Galway, Roscommon and Sligo.

    The warning is due to remain in place until 7pm this evening.

  • There's a warning for thunderstorms and some spot flooding across the country today.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rain alert, which is in effect from 9 o'clock this morning until 10 tonight.

    They say there could be extremely heavy rainfall in places, with up to 50 millimetres falling in a short space of time.

     

  • Two separate weather warnings come into force this morning with strong winds and heavy rain.

    A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for counties Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford with up to 50 mm expected.

    While there's a nationwide yellow wind warning in place from 9AM, along Atlantic coastal counties.