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Dublin: 5 °C Friday 13 December, 2019
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Storm warning: the rain is on the way

Yikes!

This is the rainfall radar as of 6.45am Wednesday. Yep, that ominous looking blob is rain and the pink signals the heaviest falls.

WARNINGS HAVE BEEN issued by AA Roadwatch and the Irish Coast Guard ahead of today’s predicted storm.

With heavy rain and strong gale force winds expected across the south and east of the country, AA Roadwatch has urged motorists to take “extreme care”. The group has said that stormy conditions have already started to develop in the west, especially in Sligo, Roscommon and parts of Mayo.

The rain has also hit Waterford.

In its morning summary, AA asks drivers to stay well behind large vehicles and other tips for driving in bad weather conditions can be found here.

The Coast Guard has warned the public to be aware of inclement weather conditions today and to avoid going near the shoreline.

Met Éireann believes that a mixture of high winds, heavy rain, abnormally low pressure and high tides will cause dangerous conditions in parts of east Leinster and south Munster but rain is expected across the entire island.

There is also a high risk of flooding along coasts and rivers with forecasters predicting between 30 to 50mm of rain.

Has the rain hit your area yet? If you capture any good/depressing images, we’d love to have a look. Send them to news@thejournal.ie

Related: Stay away from shoreline during severe weather, says Coast Guard>

Read: Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann says gale force winds are on the way>

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