Fri. Nov 18th, 2022

Those that might be making plans to head out today should know that two separate weather warnings are in place as the weekend gets off to the miserable start on the weather front.
To begin with, a status yellow rainfall warning for Cork, Kerry, Waterford has been issued.
For residents of those three counties, the heavy rain on Thursday night and Friday may cause some river flooding and localised surface flooding as the volume of rainfall reaches between 30 to 40mm, higher in mountainous regions.
That particular warning is in place until 4pm on Friday.
Elsewhere, a status yellow wind warning is also in place for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, and Wexford.
The rainfall radar for Ireland this weekend (Image: Met Eireann)
Met Eireann state that these southern counties are set to experience “strong southerly winds on Thursday night and Friday with mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 80 to 100km/h. There remains a possibility of localised coastal flooding.”
This warning is also in place until 4pm today.
As for the rest of the country, it’s set to be a wet and windy weekend. Here’s what’s in store.
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Friday
There will be outbreaks of rain and a risk of flooding in the south.
Those counties in the east will see cloud and outbreaks of rain persist until the afternoon. Thankfully, conditions will improve in the west later this morning with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.
Tonight will see some scattered showers but it’s expected to be mainly dry in most places. Cloud will increase later in the night with rain in the southwest by morning.
27/10/15 Hazardous conditions on the N4 iin Lucan, Co. Dublin this afternoon after a day of persistant rain…Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Saturday
The morning will be mostly dry in the north, however, outbreaks of rain in the south and west will spread to all areas by early afternoon becoming heavy at times.
Saturday night will be mostly dry with a mix of clear spells and scattered showers. The showers are set to be mainly confined to the west coast.
Sunday
A dry morning with sunny spells is on the horizon but scattered showers will develop during the afternoon, most frequent in the west.
Thankfully, Sunday night is expected to be clear in most counties with clear spells. Keep warm though because it’s set to be the coldest night of the week ahead with lows of 1 to 3 degrees.