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There's a wet and windy weekend ahead as Status Yellow warnings issued

Bring the brolly wherever you’re going this weekend.

Image: Met Éireann

Updated Nov 1st 2019, 11:12 AM

A STATUS YELLOW rainfall warning will take effect in four counties this afternoon, with heavy rain forecast around the country this weekend.

The warning applies to Cork, Clare, Kerry and Limerick and will last from 2pm today until midnight tomorrow.

Met Éireann said spells of heavy rain will lead to accumulations of 30 to 60mm  with a risk of spot flooding.

The forecaster has also issued a status yellow wind warning for Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford. 

Winds are expected to reach average speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h. The warning is valid from 11pm tonight until 6am tomorrow. 

Today will start off dry in many eastern areas before bands of showery rain spread from the west during the late morning into the afternoon.

There will be heavy downpours in some areas – especially in the west – with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees. 

Heavy showers will become widespread this evening and continue tomorrow with the midlands, south and west the worst affected. It’ll also be cooler tomorrow, with highest temperatures between 11 to 13 degrees.

The rain will continue on Sunday with a risk of flooding in the south and east of the country. 

The weather will continue unsettled into next week, with conditions set to turn very cold on Tuesday with a sharp frost expected to form that evening. 

- With reporting from Adam Daly 

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