Unsettled weather set to continue with heavy rain for tomorrow and a violent storm for Saturday

By: William O’Toole

Wicklow Weather has issued a three day warning, with localised flooding tomorrow, the potentially severe Storm Desmond on Friday and extremely strong gales and flooding for Saturday.

Tomorrow looks set to be a wash-out with up to 40 mm of rain forecast for most of Leinster, and with the worst of it hitting the east of the province in the afternoon and early evening, it could impact on the evening commute.

There is also a danger of flooding , especially on secondary roads which are prone to flooding.

Wicklow Weather has also issued a possibly severe weather alert for Friday and Saturday as another violent storm is set to batter the country.

The storm could see winds of up to 125 kmh hit parts of Leinster over the weekend, which could lead to power outages, structural damage and dangerous driving condition’s for many.

It looks set to be even worse along western counties of Ulster and Connacht who could experience wind speeds in excess of 140kmh.

At this stage there could be possible upgrades or downgrades ahead of the weekends storm system.

Heavy wind and rain is also forecast for Saturday.

 

 

 

For all the latest on potential upgrades and downgrades to the storm system, keep an eye on the Wicklow Weather facebook page

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