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Dublin: 2 °C Saturday 18 January, 2020

Met Éireann issues rainfall warning with spot flooding likely in nine counties

As much as 20mm to 30mm is expected.

Updated at 6.35pm

PastedImage-70427 The rainfall radar as of 5pm this afternoon. Source: Met Éireann

HEAVY RAIN IS expected to cause spot flooding in parts of nine counties this evening.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath, and was extended to include Monaghan and Cavan.

A band of heavy rain moving across parts of the country this evening will bring its heaviest rainfall in these counties.

As much as 20mm to 30mm is expected.

The warning issued is valid until 9pm this evening.

Thunderstorms yesterday left thousands without power for a time, and caused disruption to water supplies in parts of Dublin.

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