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Blustery and wet week ahead with rainfall warning issued for three counties

Met Éireann has issued the warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo.

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Updated Oct 3rd 2022, 5:35 PM

A STATUS YELLOW rainfall warning has been issued for three counties. 

Met Éireann has issued the warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo. It will kick in at 10pm and will remain in place until 5am tomorrow. 

The forecaster warned that heavy rainfall tonight and for a time tomorrow morning may cause localised flooding. 

Looking at the general forecast, temperatures are set to be above average this week, but it will also be wetter than average in most parts.

A south-westerly airflow will shelter parts of the southeast, which will result in it being slightly drier than average.

There’s a mostly cloudy afternoon in store today, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 degrees.

While many areas in the southern half of the country will be dry, outbreaks of rain will affect western and north-western counties.

These outbreaks will become heavier and more persistent overnight and extend eastwards across the country, with overnight temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.

There will be a fair amount of cloud and drizzle in places tomorrow morning, but during the afternoon and into tomorrow night, persistent or heavy rain will extend to all areas.

Rain will clear south-eastwards on Wednesday morning, with sunshine and blustery showers following for the rest of the day, some of which will be heavy and possibly thundery.

A bright and breezy start will follow on Thursday with sunshine and showers, though some of these will be heavy.

Friday will be a similar mix of sunshine and showers, while the weekend will bring further rain, but with some drier intervals also.

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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