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Dublin: 7°C Wednesday 19 May 2021

No repeat of last month's extreme flooding says Met Éireann

Forecasters are confident that the heavy rain expected over the next 24 hours will not cause the kind of flooding that hit the capital last month.

Flooding in Dublin city last month.
Flooding in Dublin city last month.
Image: Photocall Ireland

MET ÉIREANN HAS said there will be no repeat of the extreme flooding which hit Dublin and parts of the east of the country last month.

Rain is expected across the country over the next 24 hours with Met Éireann warning of a risk of localised flooding in parts of the west. But forecasters are confident there will be no repeat of  the flooding that caused widespread damage across Dublin in October.

Rainfall of up to 50mm is expected in parts of Cork, Kerry, Galway and Mayo between this morning and tomorrow morning.

The weather service also anticipates that further rain on Friday could see the total rainfall reaching between 60mm and 80mm over the two days in these areas.

But speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, forecaster John Eagleton said:

We’re not going to see a repeat of what we had Monday there a couple of weeks. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s just a normal wet and windy period.

This morning it is expected that the heavy rain and winds across west Munster and west Connacht will reach all places by this afternoon with high winds also forecast.

Highest temperatures of between 11 and 13 degrees celsius are expected.

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