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The rainfall warning from earlier has been extended to 7 more counties

Met Éireann has a Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for 15 counties in total.

Updated at 6.52pm

IT’S SET TO be very wet and windy tonight, with heavy showers and strong winds expected across the country and three status yellow weather warnings issued.

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country, with south to southeast winds reaching mean speeds of between 50 and 65km/h with gusts of between 80 and 110km/h.

Yesterday, Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning was issued for eight counties, with accumulations of 25 to 50mm expected and some localised spot flooding possible.

Those counties were Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.

This evening a third Status Yellow warning was issued for a further seven counties: South Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford and Wicklow.

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Rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm expected over the period, with the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains. Localised spot flooding possible.

All three warnings are valid until tomorrow morning.

Earlier forecast:

Met Éireann forecast that today would be dry and bright in many places this morning.

“However cloud will thicken with rain developing in Atlantic coastal counties during the morning in strong southerly winds,” the weather services said.

“The rain and strong winds will spread eastwards to most places during the afternoon turning persistent and heavy.

Very wet and windy countrywide this evening with some local spot flooding and strong to gale force southerly winds with gusts of 80 to 110km/h, highest in coastal and hilly areas. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees Celsius

Tomorrow was predicted to be wet at first but to clear quickly. Showers were expected during the day as were sunny spells.

It will remain windy, with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius.

The weather is set to remain unsettled for the remainder of the week, with a mixture of good sunny spells and rain.

With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha. This article was first published at 7.20am.

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