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People urged to take care as Status Yellow rainfall warning kicks in for the whole of Ireland

The warning kicks in at 7pm this evening and will remain valid until 7am tomorrow morning.

Image: Met Éireann

Updated Aug 8th 2019, 6:51 PM

MET ÉIREANN HAS expanded its rainfall warning issued earlier for Munster and Leinster to now include the entire country. 

A spell of heavy rain is forecast around the country this evening and tonight which will lead to rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm, with spot flooding possible.

Isolated thundery bursts are also possible as rain sweeps through towards Connacht and Ulster from the south and east. 

The Status Yellow warning takes effect from 7pm until 7am tomorrow morning. There is also a similar warning in place for counties in Northern Ireland taking effect from midnight.

Motorists are being warned that the downpours could lead to hazardous driving conditions and flash flooding.

Temperatures will still remain high tomorrow, however, ranging between 17 and 20 degrees. 

Unfortunately, the forecast going into the weekend is predicting more rain.

On Saturday, there’ll be long spells of rain, especially over the northern half of the country but Sunday will be brighter and sunnier.

Conditions will then continue to remain unsettled into next weekend, Met Éireann said. 

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