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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020
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Here's what you need to know about the weather and road closures today

We hate to be the bearer of bad news…

Updated: 12.07

SOME 40,000 WOMEN are expected to take part in the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon today, meaning some traffic restrictions will be in place in Dublin city.

Mini 411 Shannon Brady (14) from Limerick, running for Neurofibromatosis, warms up ahead of the VHI Womens Mini-Marathon today. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The race will start at 2pm at Baggot St Lower and will travel along Pembroke Road, Merrion Road, Nutley Lane, up and over the UCD Flyover, onto N11/Donnybrook Road inbound, Morehampton Road and Leeson Street before finishing up at Fitzwilliam Street Upper.

To accommodate the race, the following roads will be closed: Fitzwilliam Place, Fitzwilliam Street Upper/Lower and Baggot Street Lower until 6pm. Pembroke Street Upper/Lower, Merrion Square East, South & West and Merrion Street Upper until 7:30pm.

Hume Street and Ely Place will close from 10:30am until 6pm. Lower Leeson Street will be closed from midday until 5:30pm, while Baggot Street Bridge, Baggot Street Upper and Pembroke Rpad will close from 1:30pm until 3:30pm.

Other closure include Leeson Street Lower from 12 noon to 5:30pm; Leeson Street Bridge and Adelaide Road from 1pm until 5:30pm; Nutley Lane from 1:50pm until 4:30pm and the Stillorgan Road (between Fosters Avenue and Belfield Bridge) from 1:30pm until 4:30pm.

Further information and diversions is available on AA Roadwatch’s website.

The Bloom Festival finishes in the Phoenix Park today so delays are expected. Meanwhile, Patti Smith will perform at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and Roxette are due to play at the 3 Arena, meaning delays can be expected in both areas.

Cork Marathon

DK01062015 Marathon 003 Cork marathon Source: Darragh Kane

The Cork City Marathon will also take place today – it started at 9am on Saint Patrick’s Street, which will be closed from 6am to 6:30pm.

A full list of road closures in the city is available here.

Weather 

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Sadly, the weather isn’t expected to be great today. Met Éireann has said it will be wet and very windy, with rain spreading from the west to all areas during the morning.

The rain will turn heavy during the day, with a risk of spot flooding.

Southerly winds will increase from strong to gale force, with some severe gusts.

Maximum temperatures will reach 11 to 14 degrees Celsius. Clearer weather will develop in the west later today, spreading eastwards during the evening and early night, with winds veering westerly and easing.

There is a status orange wind warning for Leinster in place, and status yellow wind and rain warnings for Munster and Connacht.

Tonight will start off mainly dry. However, rain will develop in the south early in the night and spread northwards to most areas overnight. Temperatures will drop to 4 to 8 degrees Celsius.

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