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The wind picture off Ireland this evening.
The wind picture off Ireland this evening.

Met Éireann has just issued a fresh rainfall warning

Still no sign of an end to the rain.
Dec 14th 2015, 9:27 PM 34,914 29

A FRESH RAINFALL warning covering Cork, Kerry and Waterford has been issued tonight by Met Éireann.

The alert is at the lowest end of the weather service’s three-tiered warning system – however, it’s significant as many areas are already dealing with heavy flooding.

Bandon was particularly badly hit in the aftermath of the recent Storm Desmond, with up to 50 homes and businesses flooded.

Here’s the detail of tonight’s warning:

Rainfall Warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford

Rainfall totals of between 25 and 30mm overnight and during Tuesday.

The alert was issued at 8pm and lasts until 8pm tomorrow.

And while there may not be any weather warnings in place for the rest of the country, there’ll still be plenty of rain about.

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There’ll be some dry spells in the east and north tomorrow. However:

…a spell of heavy rain will push into Munster and south Leinster during the morning and will spread north eastwards during the early afternoon, followed by showery weather and yet another spell of heavy rain is expected to push into the southwest by evening.

As yet, there’s no end in sight to the rainy weather.

Here’s the general outlook:

Breezy and mild for the rest of the week. Some dry periods of weather, but further spells of rain will move in off the Atlantic, from time to time.

And looking towards the weekend:

Continuing mild, windy and unsettled, with spells of rain crossing the country, from the Atlantic, from time to time. Some of the rain will be heavy, especially in Atlantic coastal counties.

More on the floods: Possibility of more flooding in Shannon area

 

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