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Dublin: 12°C Tuesday 18 May 2021

Gardaí urge caution on roads with heavy rainfall ahead

Met Éireann issued a weather warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford today with more than 50 mm of rain expected in some areas.

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MET ÉIREANN HAS issued a weather warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford with heavy rainfall expected over the next 24 hours.

Between 25 and 40 mm of rain is expected in the next 24 hours until tomorrow morning over south Munster and possibly more than 50 mm in coastal areas of Cork.

Rain over Munster will gradually extend to much of Leinster and Connacht this afternoon and evening with the north and northwest staying mainly dry.

We will have highest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees and it will be coolest in the southwest. Winds will be light in most areas, easterly or variable, but it will be breezy in the southwest with fresh easterly winds.

Today gardaí advised the public to take care on the roads as more than 80 people have died on Irish roads already this year, with two men being killed in separate incidents this weekend alone.

Tomorrow the rain will clear southwards and it will become mainly dry with temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees. The outlook for the rest of the week includes drizzle, sunny spells and temperatires of 14 to 21 degrees.

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