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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 20 September, 2018
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Rain warning in place for several counties

There’s a risk of thundery downpours and spot flooding in some places.

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A RAINFALL WARNING is currently in place for several counties.

Met Éireann’s status yellow rainfall warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo will remain in place until midday. Heavy rain or showers are expected, with accumulations of 30 to 50mm. The highest totals will be on mountains.

A status yellow wind warning was in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry until 9am. Some areas experienced gusts of up to 110km/h.

Overall, it’s expected to be cool and windy today, with bright or sunny spells and occasional heavy showers. Some showers will be prolonged in places, with a slight risk of thunder, especially in Atlantic coastal counties at first.

However, showers will become more scattered later this evening. Maximum temperatures will range from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius, with strong and gusty northwesterly winds.

There will be further scattered showers tonight, mainly in Connacht, west Ulster and west Munster, but it will be mainly dry elsewhere. Lowest temperatures will range from seven to 10 degrees.

Spot flooding 

Tomorrow morning will be mainly dry with sunny spells and just a few scattered showers, primarily in west and northwest coastal areas.

A spell of heavy rain will extend gradually from the Atlantic during the afternoon, with a risk of thundery downpours and spot flooding in places.

Clearer conditions, with showers, will follow during the evening and early night. Maximum temperatures will range from 13 to 17 degrees.

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