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Put the barbecue away... It's going to rain heavily tomorrow. ALL DAY

Met Éireann has issued a ‘status orange’ rainfall warning for Leinster, Tipperary and Waterford.

PLANNING YOUR BANK Holiday weekend?

Well, you might want to take note of the latest rainfall update from Met Éireann (and make sure that, where-ever you’re planning on galavanting off to — you pack a nice warm jumper and a raincoat).

The weather service has just issued a ‘status orange’ rainfall warning for Leinster, Tipperary and Waterford.


Apparently, we can expect “heavy and persistent” rain, with amounts between “40 to 70mm” likely over 24 hours.

The warning comes into effect at 3am, and lasts until 6am on Sunday morning.

If you live outside of the affected areas, you’re not going to escape the bad weather completely, either — there’ll be “more patchy” rain elsewhere in the country.

Sunday, at this stage, is looking quite a bit better, however: “mainly dry with sunny spells” and “perhaps a few isolated showers” — but high temperatures of just 15 degrees or so in some areas.

By Monday, conditions will be better again though, and the temperatures will be back up to the early 20s…

At which point, we’ll write a story telling you to put suncream on.

Honestly, how would you cope without us?

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