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A climber on the Kerry Way.
A climber on the Kerry Way.

A hard rain's a-gonna fall: it's lashing out West (but other counties will stay dry)

Rainfall warnings remain in place on the western seaboard, from Cork to Mayo.
Oct 4th 2016, 8:12 AM 13,512 7

MET ÉIREANN HAS forecast a dry, cloudy day for much of the country, but rainfall warnings remain in place for the western seaboard, from Cork to Mayo.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged all road users to take “extreme care” using the roads this morning, with up to 100mm of rain expected in parts of Kerry.

Between 30 to 50mm of rain is expected on the coastal parts of Cork, Clare, Galway and Mayo, for much of today, with up to 70 mm possible in mountainous areas.

In Kerry, 60 to 80 mm of rainfall is expected today, with up to 100 mm possible in the mountains. Again, the highest rainfall is expected in the west of the Kingdom, which is the subject of an ‘status orange’ weather warning.

Several roads in Kerry remain closed this morning due to flooding.

 

Ring of Kerry

Elsewhere today, according to Met Éireann, it will be “rather cloudy but mainly dry day, apart from patchy light rain”, with top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.

Winds will be mostly moderate southeast to east breezes, becoming but fresh and gusty near coasts.

Tonight will be mostly dry, apart from a few spots of light rain or drizzle, and very mild, with lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. Tomorrow will be will be a brighter day with sunny spells.

“Benign weather conditions with a good deal of dry weather until the weekend,” the latest forecast says.

The outlook for the rest of the week is mixed, with a risk of some rain on Thursday and Friday amid otherwise fine conditions.

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