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Weather warning lifted as heavy rains head to Britain

Some parts of the north-east have seen flood waters rise overnight as the relentless rain continued, however.

MET ÉIREANN has lifted its weather warning for Ireland as the heavy rain which has battered the north and east of the country moves on towards Britain.

The rain – which caused some flooding in north-eastern counties last night – is leaving Irish waters and heading east, where it is reported that three months’ worth of rain fell in 24 hours yesterday.

The agency’s Rainfall Radar for 7:30am this morning (below) indicated that central Dublin, south-eastern counties and some south-western areas were the only ones to see continued rain this morning, with clearer skies emerging in the rest of the country.

Weather reports for 7am showed that while 1.3mm of rain had fallen in the previous hour at Dublin Airport, and 1.1mm at Phoenix Park, skies were clearer over the rest of the country – with only minor rainfall in counties Mayo and Tipperary, and traces of precipitation in the south-east.

Met Éireann‘s rainfall radar for 7:30am indicates that only a small number of areas were seeing continued rainfall this morning.

Any remaining rain is set to clear during the morning and early afternoon, with only occasional showers across the country, while other areas will see drier and sunnier spells.

Heavy winds will remain, however, which means the small craft warning on all Irish Sea costs and on the Irish Sea itself remains in place, as northerly winds will reach force 6 or higher in coastal areas.

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