Avoca river to be monitored for flooding


The Avoca/Avonmore river is one of several rivers across the country which is being monitored for flooding as the wet spell continues.

The river burst its banks over the holiday period leading to flooding in Avoca, Woodenbridge and Arklow.

Most of the heavy rain due tonight is expected to affect north Leinster.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Ireland. Rainfall amounts up to 25mm are expected. This warning is valid until 9am Thursday 7th.

Flooding remains a problem on a number of routes following the recent period of heavy rainfall with many national and regional roads still affected.

If you encounter flooding on your route, don’t attempt to drive through it if you can’t tell how deep it is. If you have to drive through standing water make sure you drive slowly, use a low gear and keep the revs high. Road users are advised to adhere to road signage and follow the advice of local authorities.

Weather outlook for tonight and tomorrow.


Wet and windy this evening and for a time tonight in Leinster with persistent or locally heavy rain and fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds. Those winds will reach near or gale force at times on exposed coasts. However, drier and clearer conditions will gradually spread from the southwest overnight and winds will veer westerly and decrease fresh to strong and gusty. Turning cold in the clearance with lows of 1 to 4 Celsius and a risk of some frost and icy patches by early morning, mainly in sheltered areas.


Bright or sunny spells on Thursday and dry apart from some scattered and blustery rain or hail showers, the showers turning wintry on high ground. Winds will be fresh to strong and gusty west to southwest but becoming southwesterly and moderating by early evening. Highest temperature 4 to degrees but feeling colder in the wind.

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