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Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for six counties

By Darragh Murphy

October 25, 2019 at 9:50am

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We hope you brought your umbrella to work with you.

Met Eireann have issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for six counties ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork and Waterford are set to be hit by heavy rain throughout Friday and into Saturday morning.

The Status Yellow warning was issued in the early hours of Friday morning and is valid until 6am Saturday morning.

There is the potential for spot flooding in the six counties, with rainfall totals of 25-30mm expected.

"Rain will become widespread across Munster and Leinster this morning, heavy and possibly thundery in some southern areas, with some spot flooding," a Met Eireann spokesperson said.

"Early frost, mist and fog elsewhere, soon clearing, but becoming cloudy with some light rain developing in places. A cold day, with highs of just 6 to 9 degrees. Light variable breezes at first, becoming moderate northerly later."

Temperatures are set to drop overnight, with lows of zero degrees expected in parts of the country.

Speaking about Friday night's forecast, Met Eireann said: "Cloudy and wet over east Leinster and much of Munster, with further heavy rain at times in many coastal areas. Cold and mostly dry elsewhere, with some frost and mist in parts of Ulster and north Connacht. Lowest temperatures of zero to +4 degrees."

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