Fri. Nov 18th, 2022

Ireland is in for a terrible couple of days in terms of weather with heavy rain set to soak the country.
After a cold start to the week temperatures are actually set to climb ahead of the weekend.
But Met Eireann has warned the country will be hit with a series of heavy rain showers particularly in the south.
A number of weather warnings have already been issued for Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford with forecasters warning of the risk of heavy flooding in some parts.
A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford with gusts hitting speeds of 80km to 100km expected.
Members of the public brave the rain in Dublin
Meanwhile a rainfall warning is in place for Cork, Kerry, Waterford with heavy rain likely to cause some river flooding and localised surface flooding. Both warnings are in place until 4pm on Friday.
Speaking on the horrific conditions a forecaster said: “A cool start today with frequent and blustery showers in the west and southwest extending eastwards to most areas through the morning.
“Some showers will be heavy with a risk of hail, but will start to die out by afternoon becoming drier and brighter in most areas later in the day. Cloud will however thicken from the southwest during the evening.
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“Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong along southern coasts but moderating in the afternoon.
“Widespread wet and windy weather on Friday morning, with a continued risk of localised flooding in the south where heavy rain persists.
“Brightening up from the west during the afternoon with scattered showers, however the eastern half of the country will remain cloudy through the day with outbreaks of rain persisting.
The rainfall radar for Ireland this weekend (Image: Met Eireann)
Mild with highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. Strong to near gale force southerly winds will ease moderate during the afternoon, but remain strong on eastern coasts.”
“Saturday will be breezy with showers or more prolonged outbreaks of rain moving northwards over the country, most persistent across southern coastal counties. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. Fresh and gusty southerly winds will strengthen on western coasts in the evening.
” Becoming drier in many areas early in the night, although some light rain may well affect western coastal counties overnight. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. Fresh to strong southerly winds in the west for a time, winds easing light to moderate overnight nationwide.
“Some uncertainty in the forecast, however Sunday currently looks to have a largely cloudy start with some outbreaks of rain, but will become brighter during the afternoon with showers moving into western half of the country. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with a light southerly breeze.”
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