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Rainfall warning extended to 13 counties until 10pm tonight

Cork and Kerry have experienced the worst of the rain.

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Updated at 5pm

AN EARLIER RAINFALL warning issued today for Cork and Kerry has been extended to 13 other counties.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for a number of counties, which will remain in place until 10pm today:

  • Cavan
  • Monaghan
  • Donegal
  • Dublin
  • Kildare
  • Longford
  • Louth
  • Wicklow
  • Offaly
  • Westmeath
  • Meath
  • Leitrim
  • Sligo

The status yellow rainfall warnings in place for Cork and Kerry are valid until 8pm tonight.

Rainfall radar Source: Met Éireann

Very unsettled 

There’ll be some heavy showers early tonight, but these will become scattered away from the Atlantic coast and most places will become dry. Overnight temperatures will dip to lows of eight to 11 degrees.

Tomorrow will be bright with sunny spells and well scattered, mostly light, showers. Rain will develop in southwestern counties later in the afternoon, spreading further northeastwards during the evening. Highest temperatures will reach 16 to 19 degrees.

Tomorrow night will be wet and blustery with heavy rain in many places.

Met Éireann says the weather will be “very unsettled for the rest of the week” with some heavy rain also expected over the weekend.

Earlier forecast

Heavy rain and thundery showers occurred overnight and will also happen throughout the day, leading to rain of 25 to 40mm in some places.

Met Éireann says there’ll be heavy rain in many places across the country with some hill and coastal fog that will clear gradually later. Some sunny spells will develop in places but there will also be very heavy showers and some thundery downpours this afternoon. Spot flooding and hail are also expected.

It will be close and humid, will top temperatures reaching 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.

- With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha

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