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Dublin: 5°C Saturday 19 June 2021

Photos: Flash flooding hits Dublin as rainfall warning issued

AA Roadwatch is warning of traffic being diverted.

PARTS OF DUBLIN are experiencing flash flooding, while a status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for large parts of the country.

Met Éireann is warning that thundery downpours could lead to rainfall accumulations of up to 30mm and localised flooding.

The warning came into effect at 2pm and will be in place until 8pm. It has been issued for Connacht, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Clare, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

In Dublin, Cabra seems to have been particularly badly hit by the flooding this afternoon.

Phibsborough has also been affected.

AA Roadwatch is warning of further flooding in Wicklow and Dublin with some traffic being diverted.

Met Éireann is forecasting that the last of the rain will clear southwards overnight and good clear spells will develop.

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