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VIDEO: Fishing trawler braves a stormy Irish Sea

Plus, what’s in store weather-wise today?

MET ÉIREANN HAS kept its heavy rain warning in effect today but expects the mountainous areas of Leinster to bear the brunt of the bad weather.

Before predicting more heavy rain, the weatherpeople confirmed that 35-50 mm has already fallen in the area over the past 30 hours. A further 20 to 25 mm is expected today.

The rest of Leinster, east Ulster and east Munster will see rain throughout the afternoon and evening with some risk of localised flooding remaining. Rain is eventually meant to die out overnight.

Gale warnings for coastal areas from Valentia to Malin Head and on the Irish Sea are also still in place. Speaking of, the John B fishing trawler ignored those warnings and headed out from Howth in heavy conditions yesterday:

(YouTube credit: stormytom; Hat tip to reader Tomás Ryan)

The vessel’s owner told the Irish Examiner that in today’s economic environment, fishermen cannot lose days at sea and just have to “go for it” despite weather warnings.

So… what’s the weather like out there? (Pics)

Explainer: How does weather forecasting work?>

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