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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Status Orange rainfall warning for Cork and Waterford kicks in until tomorrow evening

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Updated Apr 14th 2019, 6:15 PM

Met Eireann Source: Met Éireann

A STATUS ORANGE rainfall warning kicked in at 6pm for Cork and Waterford, lasting until tomorrow at 6pm.

Status Yellow weather warnings will be in place in most other counties by tomorrow morning.

For the Status Orange rainfall warning in Cork and Waterford, Met Éireann warned:

Hazardous driving conditions expected, with flooding possible. Rainfall amounts will be highest along the south coast and about higher ground.

Cork County Council said its crews will be out this morning to inspect areas that are susceptible to flooding, and said that “motorists and pedestrians should be aware of hazardous driving conditions and should exercise caution”.

Spot flooding is expected in areas where there’s a yellow rain warning.

Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Met Éireann said that heavy rain tonight and Monday will bring a risk of spot flooding, especially in southern parts of these counties.

The warning began at 6pm tonight and will remain in place until the same time tomorrow.

Met Éireann said that “in the 48 hour period from Saturday evening to Monday evening, a spell of heavy rain through Saturday night and Sunday followed by a second spell of heavy rain later on Sunday night and Monday will give large rainfall amounts”.

A Status Yellow wind warning will be in place for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. This will be in place from 5am until 5pm tomorrow.

A similar Status Yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry will be in place from 2am until 7pm tomorrow. Met Éireann said:

Strong and gusty southeast winds expected during the period. Means speeds of 50 to 65kmh with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, strongest in coastal areas and about high ground..

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