MET Eireann issue Yellow and Orange alert for tonight

Get out there and enjoy that sunshine while it lasts, MET Eireann have issued a Yellow and Orange alert for tonight,

Heavy persistent rain will become widespread overnight through the southwest and west of the country with spot flooding likely in places. A breezy night with fresh southeast winds. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius.


Tomorrow

Mostly dry tomorrow morning in the east and northeast (just patchy rain locally). Wet elsewhere with very heavy falls of rain across the west and southwest, leading to spot flooding with a lot of surface water and the heavy rain will extend to eastern and northern areas in the afternoon. A clearance to drier conditions will develop in the southwest and on parts of the west coast in the evening. Highest temperatures 14 to 17 degrees Celsius and breezy also.

Outlook

FRIDAY NIGHT: Widespread heavy rainfall affecting eastern and northern areas, with further spot flooding, but the rain will clear southwestern areas overnight. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 11 degrees, coolest over Munster in the clearance later. Winds will be mostly moderate westerly, fresher near coastal areas.

SATURDAY: A wet start in the north and northeast but the rain will gradually clear from the southwest. Over the southern half of the country the day will be mostly dry with some sunny spells and just a few showers feeding in from the Atlantic. Cooler than recent days with highest temperatures 14 to 16 degrees, in light to moderate westerly winds.

SUNDAY: Rather cloudy with rain spreading from the south, but mostly dry at first in northern areas in light easterly breezes becoming moderate to fresh southerly later. Highest temperatures of 13 to 15 or 16 degrees, coolest across southern counties.

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