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A Status Yellow Weather Warning Has Been Issued For 8 Counties

By Darragh Berry

April 4, 2018 at 1:07pm


Despite there being talk about icy, cold temperatures on Wednesday night, Met Éireann has just issued a weather warning for rain.

The Status Yellow Rainfall Warning is for eight counties: Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford

They say that "In the twenty four hour period from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon, there’ll be between 30 and 50 mm of rain in many areas with a risk of flooding.

The warning was issued at 1pm on Wednesday afternoon and is in place from Thursday, 4th April at 2pm until Friday at 2pm.

For the rest of the country, Thursday will be wet and windy that will gradually move up from the southwest, where it will be heavy and persistent. Parts of the east and northeast may however escape dry till later. 

On Friday, there will be further spells of wet and windy weather with spot flooding. The rain will break up into sunny spells and showers into the afternoon, gradually clearing away northwards. 

As well as the Rainfall warning, Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow low temperature warning for the entire country which will be in place from Wednesday 4th April at 9pm until Thursday morning at 9am. 

So make sure to have your hot water bottle, raincoat and umbrella nearby... and maybe your shorts and some suncream too, you just don't know with the Irish weather.

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