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South and east set for downpours

Rainfall of up to 35mm expected along the south, while the east coast could get up to 50mm by tomorrow afternoon.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

WEATHER FORECASTERS say that heavy rain which hits the south coast this morning will spread north and eastwards, bringing a risk of localised flooding to Munster and Leinster.

Met Éireann says that up to a month’s rainfall is expected to fall over a 36-hour period between this morning and tomorrow, with up to 35mm set to fall along the south.

A further 25mm is possible over eastern coastal areas tonight and tomorrow. Meanwhile, conditions in much of Ulster and Connacht are expected to remain dry throughout today.

AA Roadwatch says this morning that roads are wet in Cork, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow but that otherwise conditions are dry.

It says that motorists should only drive through water if they know it’s not too deep for the vehicle. It recommends testing the vehicle’s brakes as soon as possible after leaving the water.

Gardaí have warned motorists to exercise greater caution in challenging conditions and to allow extra time for their journey and reduce speed.

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