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Spot flooding expected as Orange and Yellow rain warnings issued by Met Éireann

The warning is valid from 3pm today until 6pm tomorrow.

Image: Met Éireann

Updated Nov 20th 2019, 4:32 PM

A STATUS ORANGE rainfall warning has been issued for Tipperary and Waterford with a possibility of spot flooding.

Met Éireann issued the warning in addition to a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Cork, Kilkenny and Wexford. 

The Status Orange warning will be in place from 3pm today until 6pm tomorrow. 

Met Éireann said: “Heavy rain during the period will cause spot flooding. Accumulations in excess of 50mm possible in some parts.”

The Status Yellow warning for Cork, Kilkenny and Wexford is also in place from 3pm today until 6pm tomorrow. It’s expected there will be “spells of rain during the period with spot flooding likely,” Met Éireann said this morning. 

The forecaster said that there will also be “outbreaks of rain over much of the country” today and that rain will be heaviest over Munster and south and east Leinster.

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The Road Safety Authority warned road users to exercise caution when using roads while the heavy rain and flooding warnings were in place.

The authority reminded drivers that it takes longer to stop vehicles on wet roads, and advised motorists to slow down and allow extra distance when braking.

Motorists were also warned not to drive through flooded roads and to dry their brakes by driving slowly with their foot on the brake pedal for a short distance if they do drive through water.

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